DUNKIRK – Officials in the City of Dunkirk are holding a community meeting next week to discuss effects of the drug epidemic on the community.
The meeting, according to county officials, seeks to hear feedback from the community on how to better deal with the epidemic. Some of the topics expected to be discussed include local addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services.
Representatives from the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County will be on hand to talk about a peer-based recovery service that is gearing up for operation in the city.
The forum will be held Tuesday, August 13 at the Grace Lutheran Church, 601 Eagle St., Dunkirk at 5:30 p.m. Officials said the first 150 people who attend the community conversation will enjoy a BBQ chicken dinner at no cost following the meeting.
Representatives from the Chautauqua County Department of Mental Hygiene and the Chautauqua Substance Abuse Response Partnership will also be in attendance.