A growing — and changing — world of drug overdose requires new ideas and more resources to fight the problem. A trio of support groups will be on hand Saturday to help with information and support in a variety of areas when it comes to drugs in the community.
Samantha Barfield, a local pharmacist and a member of the Project Freedom South group with the University of Alabama, will be one of many people on hand for Saturday’s gathering.
“One of our main goals is to bring awareness of the global epidemic of individuals who are dying from drug overdose primarily due to opioids,” Barfield said. “If you are someone who is suffering from a substance use disorder and/or a mental health challenge or you have a loved one who is struggling, we invite you to attend this event.”
Those co-sponsoring the event include Project Freedom, P.E.I.R. and S.A.O.R. (PEIR – People Engaged in Recovery and SAOR – South Alabama Opioid Response).