Library hosts heroin forum to help talk about the opioid epidemic in our community

SYLVANIA, Ohio (WTVG) - The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is getting involved in the fight against heroin and opioid abuse.

The library says the number of Heroin and Fentanyl related drug overdose deaths tracked from 19 counties in Northwest Ohio and two counties in Southeastern Michigan by the Lucas county Coroner's office, has increased alarmingly from eight in 2010 to 215 in 2015.

Harbor Behavioral Health, with support from the from the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Lucas County, is working on an initiative to bring awareness and education to the community around this issue.

Harbor and the library system are holding a public forum called "Fighting Heroin: The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic" on Wednesday, July 12 at 7:00pm at the Sylvania branch library. It is free and open to the public.