Drug epidemic is only getting worse, local officials say.
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Will County public officials spoke last week at a community heroin forum hosted by Valley View School District 365U and Will County HELPS.
In 1998, Will County officials were surprised if they saw one or two deaths from heroin overdoses, Will County Coroner Pat O’Neil told those gathered for a community forum on heroin Nov. 14. Now Will County is on track to have 48 deaths from heroin overdoses in 2012. READ: Student's Arrest Tied to Friend's Overdose Death at Lewis: Cops It’s a heroin epidemic, Will County officials said, during the event, hosted by Will County HELPS and Valley View School District. A public health crisis. Heroin is in your community. It’s readily available. It's very powerful, very addictive and incredibly dangerous. It’s cheap and easy to get. Several circumstances have occurred to create a “perfect storm” for the heroin epidemic, Will County Judge Ray …