News Release: TPL Heroin Abuse Programming

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September 19, 2017
The Twinsburg Public Library, as part of our commitment to inform our patrons, will soon create programming designed to prevent the continued rise of heroin overdoses. In 2016, our area had a total of 12 overdoses, and as of September, we now have 18 for the current year.
Before we can effectively create programming, we need to collect data to discover the scope of the problem. With the help of the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Board, we have created a survey to give to the general public. Current data relies heavily on overdose statistics, and it may not accurately represent the issue.
This survey is housed on our servers and will remain completely anonymous. We hope to uncover what is needed before the epidemic escalates in our communities. 
We need your help with distribution, and hope you would be willing to link the survey from your websites and promote it in any way that you are able.
We also invite your comments on the survey or questions regarding our project. According to the Summit ADA board, no other community has undertaken this endeavor. We hope that the survey will help create innovate programming.
Crystal Feyerchak, Special Projects Librarian
(330) 425-4268

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