Recovery rally, community forum set for Skowhegan Sept. 19

SKOWHEGAN — In celebration of National Recovery Month, Kennebec Behavioral Health and the ROAR (Recovery & Opioid Addiction Resources) team will host a Recovery & Opioid Addiction Rally & Community Forum on Thursday, Sept. 19.
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Coburn Park with a recovery vigil/walk to Margaret Chase Smith School, 40 Heselton St. Following the walk, at the school, 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)”. The 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- to 7 p.m. The ROAR Rally & Community Forum is sponsored and supported by Redington-Fairview General Hospital, United Way of Mid-Maine, Maine General Health, Somerset Public Health, KVCAP, High Hopes Clubhouse and the Margaret Chase Smith School.