Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress

ASAP-BC Announces Community Update Forum, Moving Forward: Creating A System of Support

October 18, 2017 By ASAP-BC

The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County (ASAP-BC) has announced its next public forum to update the community on October 24 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Commons.

At the event, ASAP-BC leaders will provide an update to the community on its progress during the last six months and its future projects. ASAP-BC has proposed a comprehensive system of support designed to address the opioid crisis through prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery. The ASAP leadership team will participate in a panel discussion about the proposed system of support.

Attendees can also expect to learn about actions they can take to help prevent substance misuse. Community partners, including local substance use disorder treatment providers, will be in attendance with information and resources for substance misuse, treatment and recovery.

ASAP-BC has partnered with the Indiana State Police and the Columbus Police Department to offer drug take-back services at the event. Attendees may bring any controlled or non-controlled substances for disposal. Needles will not be accepted.

The event is free and no registration is required. For inquiries and to find more information about the event, visit www.facebook.com/ASAPBartholomewCounty or email Rachel Kimmel at rkimmel@asapbcdev.wpengine.com.

About ASAP-BC

The Alliance for Substance Abuse Progress in Bartholomew County is an initiative dedicated to coordinating a community-wide response to the county’s growing opioid crisis. ASAP was created in April 2017 with a two-year timeframe to assess the problem, propose solutions and implement projects throughout the county to build community capacity to prevent and treat substance use disorder.

Media contact: Rachel Kimmel, rkimmel@asapbcdev.wpengine.com