The Montgomery County Opiate Task Force has started several initiatives to help curb illegal drug abuse and hopes for more resources to expand its programs.
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New coalition town hall meeting today
Led by an effort from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, a new coalition of community leaders seeks to mobilize diverse partnerships to fight the harmful effects of illegal prescription drugs, opiates and heroin.
A town hall meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Mandalay Banquet Center which will include leaders from law enforcement, health care, businesses, drug treatment providers, faith-based organizations and others who will describe the coalition’s vision of attacking the problem.
“Trying to do this from one angle is almost impossible,” Sheriff’s Depputy Mike Brem said. “You have to bring in other people and we don’t want to fight this battle by ourselves. Right now we’re losing the battle. We’ve got to figure out ways to collaborate together in order to make this work.”