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MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County’s Department of Mental Hygiene Services will host a forum on opiate use in the county at 9:30 a.m. March 12 at Chautauqua Suites in Mayvillle.

The forum will feature a panel of local experts who will discuss data on current practices, the impacts of drug abuse and barriers that need to be addressed in the community.  It will also include presentations on lifesaving treatments for what is described as an “epidemic” in Chautauqua County.

Break-out sessions in the afternoon will focus on family responses, legislative action and other topics.

For more information, contact the Department of Mental Hygiene at (716) 753-4104.