POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Stanley has announced that he will be hosting a recovery services town hall meeting at the Pomeroy Branch of the Meigs County Public Library on November 2, 2017 from 5:30-7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
The purpose of the town hall meeting is to provide awareness of local recovery services available to those seeking to voluntarily enter substance abuse recovery. Anticipated speakers are part of the Meigs County Community Prevention Coalition, which includes representatives from Health Recovery Services, Hopewell Health Centers, Woodland Centers, the Gallia-Jackson-Meigs Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services, the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, and the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, amongst others. The focus of the town hall meeting is informational, and representatives will be available to answer questions as well as to provide literature for further reference.
Regarding the need for greater awareness of local recovery services available, Stanley said, “As Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney, I am often engaged in conversation by loved ones of those battling addiction, and one of their primary inquires focuses on what local recovery services are available for those not yet in the criminal justice system. While I mainly deal with situations in which treatment is court-ordered, I am encouraged at their interest in voluntary recovery. It is because of this interest that I have decided to host a recovery services town hall meeting to connect those seeking information with representatives from local agencies offering recovery services. My hope is that those seeking to enter recovery, or at least the friends and family members of those who need to enter recovery, attend and avail themselves of the services in Meigs County. If this effort saves just one life, it will be well worth it.”