WHAT: Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and retired Chicago Police Captain John Roberts from HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization) will discuss a community response to the growing problem of heroin use and drug overdose deaths at a communitywide forum.
WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2012
WHERE: Plainfield North High School, 12005 S. 248th Avenue, Plainfield
DETAILS: John Roberts will discuss his own son’s struggle with heroin addiction – a fight his son ultimately lost.
Dr. Joseph Troiani, director of the Will County Health Department’s Mental Health Division, also will also present important information about the physical and mental health impacts of heroin abuse.
In addition, a recovering heroin addict from the Will County Drug Court program will present a first-hand account of her effort to kick her addiction.