The Anthony Wayne Rotary Club invited a panelist of community professionals in to their meeting Wednesday to talk about the opioid epidemic.
The panelists featured Marcia Haaff of the Lutheran Foundation, Captain Kevin Hunter of Fort Wayne Police, and Doctor Deborah McMahon.
Rotary club members were able to ask panelists questions, and get a clearer view of the amount of people affected by opioids in northeast Indiana. Captain Kevin Hunter told WFFT Local News he believes education is the best way to stop the epidemic.
"I really believe that education is really the first step in trying to combat this issue, and really by educating the community as to the seriousness of this problem, that's one step further to trying to get rid of it."
McMahon told WFFT Local News to expect to see more conversations on the opioid epidemic in the future.