January 24, 2017


Presentation addresses Ohio’s opioid epidemic

“Opioids and Heroin: The Sins of Our Past” offers options for responding

How can we as individuals and a community confront the opioid epidemic that has gripped the state of Ohio? Andrea Boxill, deputy director of the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will address the issue in a presentation at Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

The presentation, “Opioids and Heroin: The Sins of Our Past,” begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Alford Centrum on the MTSO campus, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware. It is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Boxill, who holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Ministries degree from MTSO, monitors service delivery, assists in writing policy, interprets federal and state laws and regulations to ensure compliance, and assists in coalition building to address the opioid epidemic across the state. Her presentation will focus on the opioid epidemic, the history of the drug, its effects on society and how the community should respond.  

This presentation is offered by the Theological Commons at MTSO, which promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience between students, faculty, clergy and the public for the benefit of all participants and those they serve.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just and sustainable world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in counseling, theological studies and practical theology, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.

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Danny Russell, communications director
drussell@mtso.edu, 740-362-3322