The Botetourt Prevention Coalition, along with students from James River High School’s and Lord Botetourt High School’s Youth Alcohol and Drug Prevention Project, will host a community conversation on Tuesday, Oct. 23 to better educate parents and the general public about the opioid crisis and how it can be better addressed in the community.

The program will be held between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Botetourt Event Center, 14860 Lee Highway, Buchanan, next to Botetourt Funeral Home. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The discussion will include presentations from a parent whose child battled addiction, law enforcement officials and the Youth and Alcohol Prevention Project students. Information will be available about the warning signs of drug abuse and counseling resources.

Dinner will be provided and there is no cost to attend the event. Door prizes, including gift certificates from local restaurants and retailers, will be given away.

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