Unity Day Event to discuss ‘Addiction in Our Community’


The First Presbyterian Church Rome offers its next Unity Day Event on Saturday, March 30. Everyone is welcome to attend the “Addiction in Our Community” forum.

Doors open at 10 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30. A potluck lunch will be shared at noon. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share if they are able.

Topics in the discussion include drug trends in our community; how do we recognize those struggling; what can we do to help; who does the opioid crisis affect?

Guest speakers include individuals from the Rome Police Department, Community Recovery Center, Neighborhood Center, Samaritan Counseling Center, Center for Family Life & Recovery; a Family Drug Court Attorney, and a guest currently in recovery.

“Addiction is a process that affects all of us in some way or other,” Church pastor Sam Pendergrast said in a statement.

“We can’t keep from eating one more piece of chocolate, another glass of wine or two, the drug that helps us feel ‘normal.’ Our brains get wired to respond to a repeated stimulus. It’s the way we work. Come learn more about addiction, how it affects families and individuals, and how all of us can help our neighbors who get trapped in destructive patterns of behavior,” the statement added.

The First Presbyterian Church is located at 108 W. Court St. For more information call 315-336-1380 or email firstpresrome@gmail.com.


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