The growing problem of heroin use and drug overdose deaths in the community will be discussed in a public forum being held Wednesday night at .
The free program is being conducted by Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and County Executive Larry Walsh. It's open to all residents, parents and students and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Glasgow and Walsh will be joined by John Roberts from the HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization) and a recovering heroin addict, who will address the audience, according to a news release issued on the event. Each will also share personal stories about recent heroin-related situations in the area.
The forum will feature breakout sessions for parents to talk to the experts, and for students to talk to the recovering addict, the release said.
Representatives of the Joliet Elk's Lodge No. 296 will provide resource materials and information about their own drug awareness program for attendees.
The event comes on the heels of a daylong April 13 event being held by Will County and HERO organization being held at Lewis University in Romeoville. Click for more information on that event.
For more information on the Plainfield North program, contact Julie Adelmann at 815-609-8506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.