Meeting for parents on heroin overdoses scheduled in Ross Township
The Alliance for Safe and Drug Free Children will host a town-hall meeting at North Hills Middle School on Thursday for parents and other residents worried about a recent slew of heroin overdoses in the Pittsburgh region.
The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at the school, 55 Rochester Road in Ross Township.
“Unfortunately when crises happen, it calls for us to take action,” the alliance's executive director, Debbie Kehoe, said.
Dr. Neil Capretto, the medical director for Gateway Rehabilitation Center, will be on hand to answer questions about the deadly fentanyl-laced heroin circulating the region that has killed has killed more than 20 people in western Pennsylvania in the past two weeks.
Organizers say the goal of the meeting is to increase awareness of the risk and effects of addiction and help parents prevent drug use.
Representatives from local law-enforcement agencies, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, school counselors and community advocates will discuss the legalization of marijuana, and Special Agent Elaine Surma of the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office will walk parents through a presentation on how to search a teen's bedroom for drugs.
The alliance is an organization committed to increasing awareness about substance abuse and educating people on how to stop it before it starts.
For further information, contact Kehoe at 724-612-5554, or visit the alliance's website at www.drug-alliance.org.
Kelsey Shea is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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