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Suburban Heroin Use Is on the Rise

Recent arrests involving heroin make this presentation worthwhile.

In light of recent arrests involving heroin, and are encouraging community members to attend a presentation that has received wide acclaim in communities throughout suburban Chicagoland.

The Will County HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions) is a presentation for parents and community members. It is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Lee F. Rosenquist Auditorium.

New Lenox Police have partnered with Will County HELPS in inviting the community to join county leaders to glean their insights about the problem that is sweeping the suburban region. The presentation features first-hand users and victims—those whose lives have been personally touched by heroin for a discussion about the prevention of heroin use.

"Too many people are dying and it is up to all of us to put an end to these senseless tragedies," say Will County HELPS representatives.

Baldermann, the former police chief for Chicago Ridge, is hosting the event. Among the list of speakers are: and Will County Judge Ray Nash.

Dr. Joe Troiani, of the , is expected to shed light on the physical aspects of heroin use. And John Roberts, co-founder of (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization), is anticipated to provide a serious perspective about the wide-spread use of heroin.

Kris Adzia, of the , is scheduled as well. And finally, a woman named Danielle H. (her last name has been withheld) is expected to paint a picture of the realities of living life as a heroin addict and how she maintains as a recovering heroin addict.

In addition, Pawlisz noted that a resource table is to be set up and manned with representatives from local treatment providers, churches and the medical community. The staff for the resource fair is slated to be available from 6-7 p.m., one hour before the presentation begins.

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Eric Blair August 31, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Of course heroin use is up, thanks to the CIA with help from certain "dark" sectors of the U.S. military in Afghanistan. The CIA along with their mid-east partner MOSSAD run the worldwide drug trade with additional help from the banking sector to "launder" the immense profits. All documented over the years but generally ignored by the willfully ignorant populace. Same with marijuana. It will never be legal. Why? Because the U.S. government hates competition.
Ty Wagner August 31, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Sad to say you are correct. There is a special place in hell for heroin pushers. The crap sells itself after you try it once. Your brain creates special receptors just for heroin These receptors never go away and are always hungry. It hooks you for life. Remember during Nam when they'd ship the crap back in body bags? Uncle Sam is a pusher. Whatever happened to all those pounds of heroin that Will County Sheriff's Dept "lost" when they had it in lock-up several months ago? As it was clearly an inside job, I'm sure someone got scolded. Not. Even the stuff the Dr. prescribes can be a gateway to the street version. if at all possible, stay away from: MORPHINE, CODEINE, HYDROCODONE, OXYCODONE, FENTANYL, MEPERIDINE..... If you have old scripts in your medicine cabs, throw them away (not flush) so your kids/friends won't find them.
Lynn August 31, 2012 at 06:01 PM
This has been goin in for years in the Lincolnway area and if it wasn't for the diligence of Judge Ray Nash, I as a parent would never have heard about it. Why has it taken so long for them to hold this presentation? Recent arrests? How about the deaths of the children in and around New Lenox from this drug? I moved here from the city many years ago so that my children would have a safe community to grow up in. The amount of drug and alcohol related deaths of young people in this area is just frightening.
Tony Gibs August 31, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Our Gov pushes this shit! Afghan opiate production up 90% since we've been occupying! Wake up, welcome to the new world order.
Kim Hartman August 31, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Legalize the substance, tax the crap out of it than ban it , like cigarette smoking.
Ty Wagner August 31, 2012 at 07:43 PM
No no noooooo. Not this crap. Ganja, maybe, but not this crap Look for the lingo/texts mom's and pops--Also called: * Smack * H * Tar * Chiba or Chiva * Junk * Brown Sugar * Junk * Skag * Mud * Dragon * Dope * White, China White, White Nurse, White Lady, White Horse, White Girl, White Boy, White Stuff * Boy, He * Black, Black Tar, Black Pearl, Black Stuff, Black Eagle * Brown, Brown Crystal, Brown Tape, Brown Rhine * Mexican Brown, Mexican Mud, Mexican Horse * Snow, Snowball * Scat, Sack, Skunk * Number 3, Number 4, Number 8
about time September 02, 2012 at 02:46 AM
Why should people go to these meeting, when the police in the community do not respond and do anything about the issue. I reported a guy also 2 years ago and they did nothing.

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