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SOLACE Clermont

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLACE

SOLACE (Surviving Our Loss And Continuing Everyday) was formed in memory of Wes Workman by his mother, Jo Anna Krohn. Through the efforts of the original SOLACE Chapter in Portsmouth, Ohio, the pill mills that were responsible for destroying so many lives in Scioto County were shut down.

SOLACE seeks to end the crisis of substance abuse, primarily prescription drug and opiate addiction, by providing support to individuals and families affected by addiction, advocating for policy changes that can change environmental conditions that encourage drug use and mobilizing communities to affect their own change. SOLACE is organized to:

  • Promote public awareness about addiction and recovery from addiction and eliminate the stigma surrounding the issue.
  • Provide prevention services for children and adolescents.
  • Aid in the development of support groups for individuals and families grieving a loved one who died as a result of addiction.
  • Develop recovery support through collaboration with the recovery community and with communities at-large.

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SOLACE Clermont County

Prescription drug abuse became a serious issue in Clermont County as the problem grew throughout the nation. Strategies were implemented to reduce access and availability to prescription drugs. However, those who were addicted turned to Heroin. It became apparent that there was a need for a SOLACE Chapter within the Coalition to support those who are grieving for a lost loved one and wish to take positve and powerful action to change this pattern of substance abuse in Clermont County.

The Clermont County SOLACE Chapter will support the vision of the Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County: “Ensure every youth in our community grows up in an environment that is purposefully drug-free."

Using evidence-based strategies, the members of SOLACE will assist the Coalition to:

  • Decrease the number of youth who are using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Increase youth perception of personal harm associated with using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
  • Increase the percentage of parents who express their disapproval of youth alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

 

You Are Not Alone

Nearly all Clermont County residents have been affected by the results of substance abuse addiction in some way. If you have lost a loved one to addiction, please join the Clermont County SOLACE Chapter to work with others who can understand your loss. You can make a difference in our community by working on strategies to change the direction of our youth.

Clermont County SOLACE Chapter meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 6 to 8 pm. The group meets at HOPE Community Center, 4 Cecilia Drive, Amelia. To discover the role you will play in defeating this problem, call the Coalition for a Drug-Free Clermont County at 513-735-8159.

 

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