Substance abuse is never easy to talk about. But it continues to be a serious problem throughout Ohio, including Upper Arlington. Open dialog about the problem who it affects, what causes it, and how to confront it is an important step toward understanding and prevention.
UA for a moderated panel of community leaders that will:
Detail the urgency of substance abuse in Upper Arlington
Explain how local resources are being organized to address the problem
Offer ideas for proper storage and disposal of prescription drugs, a leading gateway to illicit drugs addiction
Allow parents and others a chance to ask questions and share input.
Panelists will include Police Chief Brian Quinn,
UA High School Principal Andrew Theado, Drug Free Action Alliance Executive Director Marcie Seidel, former
UA Mayor David Varda, and
UA Assistant City Attorney Thad Boggs. Dr. Brad Mitchell will moderate the discussion.