The Senate Joint Task force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction is holding a forum in Utica tomorrow to gather input on the rise in the use of heroin and opiates.

The forum will be used to develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences.

Senator Joe Griffo will lead the forum.

The forum will be held from 5 to 7 tomorrow in the 1st floor conference room of the State Office building on Genesee Street.

Griffo added that the public is encouraged to attend.