Tim Hughes, MD, who works at the Seaport Recovery Program in Belfast, has reserved the Abbott Room at Belfast Free Library for every Thursday between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., and he is encouraging people to stop by to talk about addiction

Hughes says he wants to listen and his hope is to start a conversation, or many conversations, about people’s thoughts, ideas and opinions about addiction — as it affects their family, community, friends, themselves.