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Ohio Northern University to host panel discussion on heroin

Ohio Northern University will host a panel discussion on heroin, focusing on demystification and drug counseling, on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. in room 151 of the Robertson-Evans Pharmacy Building.

 The ONU Department of History, Politics and Justice is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.

The panel consists of four professionals. Dr. Mike Schafer, director of counseling at the ONU Counseling Center, will mediate the discussion and discuss counseling techniques for those who are affected by heroin. Dr. Mike Milks, ONU professor of pharmacology, will present “Heroin Demystification” and answer questions. Dr. Greg Brigham, chief research officer at the Maryhaven Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio, will discuss his experiences as both researcher and treatment professional. Angy Shaferly, a registered nurse at the Anhedonia clinic in Findlay, Ohio, will talk about treatment and drug replacement therapy.

The Department of History, Politics and Justice will host two other panel discussions during the academic year, “Schools and Prevention” and “Drug Courts and Prison Drug Counseling,” and a seminar on legalization.