MOUNT VERNON - Over 450 residents responded to an online survey about drugs in our community conducted by the Knox County Prosecutor’s Office. The results will be discussed at next week’s Knox Addiction Conference sponsored by the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team.
The results were as follows, respondents could answer one or several responses as appropriate:
70% have a friend or family member that struggles with addiction
45% believe drugs are being sold in their neighborhood
28% have been a victim of a drug related crime
12% have witnessed drug activity at school
9% have not been affected
The Knox Addiction Conference is hosted by the Knox Substance Abuse Action Team (KSAAT). This conference offers a number of different professional development tracks and opportunities for continuing education credits.
The presentations are also open to the general public and will give information on what is being done to address drug abuse in our community and immediate ways that each one of us can get involved in supporting people in recovery and strengthening the community.
The conference will be held June 28th and 29th in Rosse Hall on the Kenyon College campus, starting at 8:30am. For a full listing of sessions and times, visit KSAAT.org
Registration for all attendees is required. Breakfast, lunch, and all conference materials are included in your registration fee. Materials can only be guaranteed for attendees who register by June 15th, but registrations will be accepted up until the morning of the conference. Lunch is going to be provided cafeteria style and will have options for those with special dietary needs. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7 am both days in Rosse Hall.
In addition to the general conference, luncheons for physicians and business professionals will be offered. Topics at the lunch will be specific to these professions. If you plan to attend the luncheon and the conference, registration for both events is required.
The conference will also offer an evening event on Wednesday, June 28th from 7-9 pm hosted by the Knox Health Planning Partnership Resilience Team: RESILIENCE: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope.