Columbus Public Health hosts Drug Addiction event for African American community


Columbus Public Health hosted “The Basics of Drug Addiction in the African American Community” event, where neighbors got information about resources, treatment options, and more. (WSYX/WTTE)

On Wednesday, Columbus Public Health hosted “The Basics of Drug Addiction in the African American Community” event, where neighbors got information about resources, treatment options, and more.

“We realize that the African American community feels like they’ve been left out of this equation in terms of really being the focus of how we address the situation, and there is a lot of stigma,” said Dr. Mysheika Roberts, the Health Commissioner at Columbus Public Health.

The goal was to break down that stigma and save lives.

“We hope by telling one person, they go back to their neighbors, their…

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