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By Carlos E. Medina
With the continuing opioid addiction and overdose problem in the area, The Centers in Ocala has announced that it will more than double the size of its detox unit, from six beds to 15.
Read the full article on the Ocala Star Banner HERE.
By Curtis Jennings
Police say the program has been successful over the past few months and is gaining attention.
TV20 spoke with a man who says he used the program and it changed his life for the better. To watch the full story on WCJB TV20, click HERE.
OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) -- Marion County Children's Alliance and The Centers for Mental Health, Addiction Recovery, Child Safety hosted the 2nd Annual Ocala Recovery Fest at Tuscawilla Park.
There were guest speakers and vendors raising awareness of providing treatment and mental health services to those in need.
People wrote on the 'Wall of Hope' to remember the lives of those who passed away due to mental health.
Watch the full story on WCJB TV20 HERE.
By Katie Pohlman
At a town hall meeting on Thursday, judges, health care professionals and citizens discussed what Marion County is doing to combat drug addiction and the opioid crisis in the community as well as services available to those in need.
The forum, held in celebration of National Drug Court month at the Marion County Judicial Center, highlighted the county’s felony, misdemeanor and juvenile drug court programs, and community resources. Representatives of The Centers, The Vines and the Florida Department of Health all spoke during the meeting. Marion County Board of County Commissioners Chairwoman Kathy Bryant moderated the discussion.
Read the full article from Ocala Star Banner HERE.