Effects of Heroin Abuse Among Youth: March 29th Program

22 Mar Effects of Heroin Abuse Among Youth: March 29th Program

Effects of Heroin Abuse among Youth is the theme for a special program to be offered by the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) on March 29, 2016 in Muncie, Ind. The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) is one of several community partners encouraging community-wide participation. This forum is for youth workers, counselors, care providers and the general public.

Staggering Statistics: Nearly 75% of our clients are impacted
According to the IYI, “Heroin overdoses are increasing in local Indiana communities and this epidemic is bringing devastation to families and killing children and young adults at staggering rates.”

“Because of the debilitating impact of substance use disorder in the community, the YOC has adapted its therapeutic programs to assist the youth and families we serve,” said Carol Ammon, customer relations director. “Nearly 75% of our clients have been clinically impacted by substance abuse as a result of their own addiction issues or through a history of issues within their family.”

The YOC Is Here to Help
For information on the YOC’s juvenile behavioral health treatment programs contact Carol Ammon, customer relations director, 765-289-5437, ext. 3333, cammon@yocinc.org.

To register for the program Heroin Abuse among Youth: The Impact of Addiction and Recovery go to https://www.iyi.org/iyi-near-me/youth-worker-cafes/youth-worker-cafe-delaware-county-1
The Indiana Youth Institute, located in Indianapolis, Ind., promotes the healthy development of Indiana children and youth by serving the people, institutions and communities that impact their well-being.

The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) is a nationally accredited, not-for-profit behavioral treatment center serving children and youth from throughout Indiana. Founded in 1992, the YOC offers a complementary range of services on its 75-acre campus including residential and outpatient counseling, on-grounds accredited school, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), juvenile court, day treatment program, and juvenile detention. The YOC is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).