Tuesday, March 29, 2016
McNeill To Host Second Town Hall Concerning Heroin ODs on Wednesday
“We need to keep this conversation going in order to educate everyone about the seriousness of this issue, McNeill said in a news release. “If we can prevent one young life from being lost, it will be worth it.”
Some of the scheduled speakers include: Detective Sgt. Jeffrey Taylor, Drug Enforcement Agency; Nancy Howe of G.R.A.S.P. (Grief Recovery After A Substance Passing); Donna Jacobsen, parent leader of the Lehigh Valley Parent and Family Support Group; Devin Reaves, Young People in Recovery; and Chelsea Ruane and Sarah McCann, recovering addicts. Several parents who have lost a child to an overdose have also asked to speak.
Parents and students are invited to ask questions and be part of the discussion.
The meeting will continue the conversation about why children get involved with drugs, how drug use can be prevented through education, and what the a community can do to fight back against such destructive behavior with often-tragic results.