Tri-County Board Executive Director Mark McDaniel (second from right) works with members of the Darke County team at the Ohio Judicial Symposium on Opiates June 30 in Columbus.
Teams from Darke, Miami and Shelby county attended, along with teams from 83 of 88 counties. About 900 people attended the one-day symposium.
Teams comprised Alcohol and Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services boards, judges and court officers, law enforcement, and treatment providers. The purpose of the conference is to present the science of addiction and recovery, the changing laws and priorities in the state, and to coordinate local efforts to effectively address opiate-related issues through the courts.