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Discussing opiates, addiction at Thomas Worthington High School

A discussion about opiates in Worthington, lead by someone on the front lines.

A discussion about opiates in Worthington lead by someone on the front lines.

It's part of series hosted by Drug Safe Worthington. The latest talk is about NIX opiates, a program by the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Room Physicians.

Dr. James Chan is the keynote speaker, he says he sees overdoses or opiate-related medical issues every shift. He will use his firsthand experience to try to get parents and teens talking about the issue.

The program isn't just for families, it's open to everyone. This is the fourth in an eight-part speaker series, focusing on drugs, mental health and bullying.

Drug Safe Worthington hosts the series every fourth Monday of the month. For more information, click here.