Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) is bringing a special program to the community to help adults identify the signs of drug and alcohol use in young people.
“Can You See Me Now?” is a program presented by HART (Health Awareness & Recovery Together) Hilliard — an organization whose mission is to promote awareness of how the heroin epidemic and other substance abuse affects the area; how to prevent and reduce opiate/prescription and other drug abuse; stand ready to address new drug trends; and provide mental health resources to foster a healthy lifestyle.
This program features a “teen bedroom” where adults learn to identify potential warning signs of drug and alcohol use and risky behavior. Guests will get to walk through the simulated teen bedroom to try and spot the signs of drug and alcohol use and will hear from local law enforcement officials and first responders about what they are seeing now in regard to substance abuse in the community, according to FCMH.
The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Washington Court House City Schools’ Liberty Hall. It is free to the public, but is restricted to those over 18 years of age only.
HART Hilliard is a non-profit group made up of concerned community members who started the organization in 2015. Spurred by the heroin epidemic, the group has expanded its reach to cover all types of substance abuse.
“Can You See Me Now?” was initially presented as a joint effort with the Hilliard Police Department and Hilliard City Schools. Since its inception, they have presented the program 15 times with more scheduled in the coming year.
A variety of local resources and drug abuse counseling services will be on hand after the event in the lobby of Liberty Hall. The organizations will include Fayette Recovery, Faith in Recovery, Fayette County Prevention Coalition, Fayette County Public Health, Resurrection Recovery, and Scioto Paint Valley ADAMH.