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Family Mental health and opioid addiction workshop planned

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A "Family Mental Health & Opioid Addiction" workshop will be offered free to the public.

The Oklahoma Home and Community Education Group in Oklahoma County will offer the educational seminar from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the OSU Extension Conference Center, 2500 NE 63.

Mickey Simpson, McClain County family and consumer sciences educator, will be the presenter. The workshop will provide insight into why opioid addiction has become such a problem in Oklahoma. It will define the major classification of mental health disorders and the impact of opioids on communities. Information also will be shared on how family members can recognize signs and symptoms and where they can seek assistance.

For more information about this workshop, go to the Oklahoma County OSU Extension website at http://oces.okstate.edu/oklahoma, or contact the office at 405-713-1125.

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