In celebration of National Recovery Month, Kennebec Behavioral Health and the ROAR (Recovery & Opioid Addiction Resources) team will be hosting a Recovery & Opioid Addiction Rally & Community Forum in Skowhegan on Thursday, September 19th. The event will begin at 5:30 PM at Coburn Park with a recovery vigil/walk to the Margaret Chase Smith School at 40 Heselton St. in Skowhegan.
Following the walk will be a community forum and panel discussion – Treatment Works and Recovery Can Happen. The panel will feature Gordon Smith, Director of Maine’s Opioid Response program. After the forum, there will be a showing of the movie Heroin(e). This Oscar-nominated film follows three women -- a fire chief, a judge and a street missionary -- battling West Virginia's devastating opioid epidemic.
Refreshments will be available to attendees from 6:30-7:00 PM at the Margaret Chase Smith School. The ROAR Rally & Community Forum is sponsored and/or supported with appreciation by Redington-Fairview General Hospital, United Way of Mid-Maine, MaineGeneral Health, Somerset Public Health, KVCAP, High Hopes Clubhouse and the Margaret Chase Smith School.
Kennebec Behavioral Health was founded in 1960 and operates clinics in Waterville, Skowhegan, Winthrop, Augusta and Farmington. For more information, or to schedule an appointment for any KBH service, call 1-888-322-2136. Information can also be found at www.kbhmaine.org.