TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Meeting for parents on heroin overdoses scheduled in Ross Township

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

North Hills Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, 5:03 p.m.
 

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 kshea@tribweb.com.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read North Hills

  1. Storytelling festival events set for 2 Hampton sites
  2. Franklin Park woman honored by Lupus Foundation
  3. Move in age group nets dividends for Franklin Park tennis player
  4. Cala Lily Cafe gets new life, location
  5. North Hills grad earns ‘principal of the year’ honor
  6. NA grad formulates bath, beauty products with natural ingredients
  7. Wexford Health-hosted program to raise awareness of food allergies
  8. Bridge work to close Little Pine Creek Road in Shaler
  9. Northgate Church members lead mission trip to help poor in West Virginia
  10. Zelienople-based skateboard business starting to take off
  11. Richland Community Day promises smorgasbord of action