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Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

SOLACE (Surviving Our Loss And Continuing Everyday) in cooperation with the Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine’s Office, the Garrett Maloney Foundation and other partners are in the process of producing a movie that, when finished, will tell the stories of several people who have experienced prescription drug issues in their lives.

According to Jo Anna Krohn, Director of SOLACE, the video will feature people from Scioto County telling their stories of prescription drug abuse.

“One of the most import things that will be in the video will be the message that none of what you’ve seen or what we’ve experienced has to happen to you. You can rise up and you can have a better life or change your life,” Krohn said. “The video will also feature two people going through recovery who have grown up in an environment where drugs were prevalent and they grew up thinking this was normal and every family was dealing with these issues.”

Krohn said once the video is complete it will be distributed to various school districts throughout the state. She said the tentative title for the video is ‘Rise Up.’

Krohn said those that attend the April 20 Walk for Autism Awareness with the Autism Project of Southern Ohio and “Walk for Memories with SOLACE at the New Boston Stadium will get one of the first peaks of the video.

The video will likely be placed on YouTube with DVD’s being distributed as well.

For more information about SOLACE visit them on Facebook.

Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 228, or tallen@civitasmedia.com

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