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Town hall meeting in Westmoreland will discuss resources in the opioid addiction fight


Town hall meeting in Westmoreland will discuss resources in the opioid addiction fight

By CHRIS LADD

Westmoreland will be the third stop of a town hall series that will discuss prevention efforts, and
community resources to fight the opioid crisis in Sumner County.

The town hall meeting is part of a partnership that includes the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition,
Cheatham County Enhancement, and the Sumner County Health Department.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday May 22, at the Westmoreland Middle School.
Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition Executive Director Liz Johnson says the meetings are a great way to get the message out in the different communities.

“We have a very diverse county,” Johnson said. “All the cities are having the same problems with drugs but Westmoreland is having a bigger issue with Methamphetamine compared to Gallatin or
Hendersonville.”

Exhibitors will be on hand from different facilities and support groups that can help people that are
facing problems with drug or alcohol abuse.

“A lot of times people don’t know where to turn for help,” Johnson added. “This will give people an
opportunity to meet folks from these facilities and maybe get the help they need.”

Cheatham County Enhancement will be there talking about Narcan and doing training on how to use it.

A complimentary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the speakers will begin at 6 p.m.

Call 615-461-8243 for more information and to register by phone.

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