Vt. community discusses prescription drug abuse

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — Community members in the Vermont town of St. Johnsbury are holding a forum on prescription drug abuse.

The forum on Tuesday night is inspired by Barnet filmmaker Bess O'Brien's documentary "The Hungry Heart," which profiles recovering addicts in St. Albans.

The discussion will be held at 6 p.m. at North Congregational Church.

It's the third forum in St. Johnsbury since the screening of the film on Dec. 5.

The Caledonia Record reports (http://bit.ly/1dzYKXS ) that the new movement is called, "A Continuing Community Conversation About Prescription Drug Abuse."

It is sponsored by the DART 2.0, which once operated as DART, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Team.

The upcoming forum is aimed at discussing what is working well and what is not working.

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.