"As someone who's from Cincinnati, born and raised, I wanted to create a community event where we can share ideas and develop education in addiction."
CINCINNATI (PRWEB) May 24, 2018
As the Cincinnati area struggles to address the growing opiate epidemic and addiction crisis afflicting the city, Cincinnati native Garrett Braukman is hoping to address some of the key issues that affect the tri-state's opiate problem at a town hall discussion with Candy Finnigan of the Emmy Nominated Series on A&E Intervention. The Event will take place at The Redmoor in the Mt Lookout neighborhood of Cincinnati on June 14th, 2018.
"As someone who's from Cincinnati, born and raised, I wanted to create a community event where we can share ideas and develop education in addiction. From seeing many people unaware of not only consequences of addiction but the consequences of treating addiction like a moral failing, we wanted to create a space that not only encourages people to get help but educates them from professionals who share the feeling of helping people." Says Garrett Braukman, Executive Director of Alta Centers and founder of "Let's Talk Cincinnati"
Let's Talk Cincinnati, will be the first of its kind in the tri-state, featuring panelists like City Council member Chris Seelbach and Newtown Sheriff Tom Synan as well as the owners of WeRecover, Stephen Estes and Maximillian Jaffe, who created an online platform for finding treatment, Driftwood Recovery CEO Dr. James Flowers and Candy Finnigan. All of the panelists will share knowledge of how to fight the opiate epidemic and getting people help for addiction
Braukman grew up in West Chester, Ohio just outside of Cincinnati and later moved to Los Angeles to become a drug and alcohol counselor eventually leading to starting Alta Centers, a company focused on addiction treatment operating two facilities in the area and managing treatment for individuals afflicted by addiction.
"This was always a pipedream of mine, to address this crisis in the Cincinnati area, I've seen so much loss and death from the crisis and see so many people not understanding what addiction is. Once Candy came on board, it finally put the event into motion" Braukman said.
Accidental overdose is the leading cause of death in injury death in Ohio, surpassing motor vehicles in Cincinnati and Ohio ranks number two in overall overdoses in the state. Overdose rates are tripling the national average in Ohio and Let's Talk Cincinnati wants to discuss how we can treat addiction in the tri-state area by providing those who attend with education, prevention, and tips for loved ones affected by addiction.
For more information and to RSVP to the event http://www.letstalkcincinnati.com