UPDATE: Groups uniting on Capitol grounds to fight addictions

UPDATE – The Unite to Face Addiction Michigan event on the grounds of the state Capitol has begun.

UFAM is a non-profit group that works to education people on the health crisis of addiction.

The event today is bringing together support groups, speakers and musicians in an effort to focus attention on the epidemic of addiction in this state.

6 News reporter Veronica Gabriel is at the event all day and has more on the gathering in the video above.

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – As we continue to spread awareness here at 6 News of the ongoing opioid and heroin epidemic there is one group holding their annual rally at the Capitol today also looking to help cure addictions.

The event is called “Unite To Face Addiction Michigan”.

Scott Masi, a behavioral health specialist with Brighton Center for Recovery, joined Justin Kree on 6 News This Morning to share some insights into what people can expect to see today on the Capitol grounds.

The event begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 5:00 p.m.

This is the second annual rally and will feature speakers, music and dozens of resource information booths to offer information.

Watch the video above for information.

You can also check to UFAM site online by clicking here.

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