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Drug summit at Kent State Trumbull aims to help health professionals

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CHAMPION, Ohio (WKBN) – Friday, the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention held its fifth drug summit to help those struggling with addiction. 

It took place at Kent State University’s Trumbull campus.

The event provides professional development opportunities for individuals working in the drug and alcohol field. People had a chance to listen to a number of different speakers.

The goal was to learn more about latest drug trends, treat those drug trends and find out what can be done to prevent drug abuse in the area.

Organizers said drug deaths are on the rise again, and that’s why days like this are so important.

“We do this particularly here because of what’s going on in our community. It’s very important that our clinicians that are working in the field, working on the front lines in the field, probation officers, everyone, have the latest information,” said Lauren Thorp, of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board. 

Often, training happens in other parts of the state, and organizers wanted to bring the training closer to those who need it.

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