A community forum included hearing from a woman who struggled with an 18-year addiction.
An example of the hope that is possible for people suffering from drug abuse was heard during a Community Open Forum Tuesday night, sponsored by the Paint Valley ADAMH Board.
Frankfort native Brandy Morris went from good student at Adena High School to a drug addict. Morris says a decision to change and leaning upon her faith has led from from being an 18-year-addict to sobriety over the last three years.
Morris has now been sober for three years, and is the executive director of the Chillicothe Daughters of Ruth Shelter for Women.
The forum also featured experts speaking about co-dependency and enabling and the impacts of addiction on the family and was moderated by Ross County Coroner Dr. John Gabis.