Town Hall Discusses Opioid Crisis In Maury County

Posted at 7:24 PM, Jul 24, 2018

A town hall was held by the Maury County Prevention Coalition in Columbia to discuss the ongoing opioid crisis and the help that is available to those struggling with addiction.

Tuesday's meeting was held at the National Guard Armory in Columbia.

The group's founder, Kimberly Ladd, is someone who has dealt with the addictive nature of opioids before and has been through recovery herself.

She says there is no shortage of people willing to help in Maury County when it comes to the opioid crisis, but she says more people need to know about how to get to those services.

"I too am in recovery and I feel like that we really have to step forward and share our stories so that people know that long-term recovery is possible," said Ladd.

Getting that information out there is what the town hall was all about.

"To understand in our own hearts that it's not a moral failure," said Ladd, the group founder. "That this is something we can lock arms alongside our brothers and sisters to support our community because that's really what we need to do."