Heroin Usage Becoming A Huge Problem In Saint Louis. [ASK FOR HELP]

Posted: August 3, 2011 in News, Opinion
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IT SEEMS LIKE A TON OF PEOPLE IN ST. LOUIS ARE TRYING TO FIND HELP AND YET THE USE OF HEROIN IS STILL RISING.  RECENTLY THE CITY HAS SEARCHED FOR AND FOUND A BIGGER VENUE FOR THEIR PUBLIC FORUMS. IF THE TREND CONTINUES THESE EVENTS WILL ONLY GET BIGGER.  I PERSONAL HAVE LOST A FEW FRIENDS/ACQUAINTANCES FROM MY PAST TAKEN BY THIS HORRIBLE ADICTION ALREADY.

PLEASE IF YOU ARE ADDICTED TO HEROIN SEEK HELP AND THE SUPPORT OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

St. Louis County finds bigger venue for heavy turnout at forums on heroin use

Crowds have been so big at two public forums on teen heroin use that organizers had to find a bigger venue to host the third forum, police say.

In addition, organizers are now considering adding a fourth meeting to their schedule.

The forums are intended to educate the public about what police are calling the dangerous epidemic of heroin and painkiller use among teens.

The next meeting will be at at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Oakville High School, at 5557 Milburn Road in south St. Louis County.

The purpose of the forum is to give people information about the epidemic of heroin use in an effort to stop it from spreading. The meeting is free and open to parents and students.

The St. Louis County Police Department, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and the St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund will have speakers at the event.

This meeting on Aug. 29 will be the third in a series of townhall meetings on the topic of heroin. The first forum was held at Pattonville High School, and about 120 people attended, said St. Louis County Police Officer Rick Eckhard. The second was at Hazelwood Central High School, and the turnout was slightly larger than the first meeting.

Organizers initially had this third forum scheduled elsewhere, but turnout had been so high at the first two forums that they decided to find a new location with more space.

Eckhard said organizers expect more people at the next public meeting, partly because word is spreading about the forums but also because south St. Louis County is one of the areas with the greatest number of deaths associated with heroin.

Law enforcement officials in the St. Louis area say they’ve seen a dangerous epidemic of heroin and prescription painkiller use by teens. In the first four months of this year, 35 people have died from heroin overdoses in St. Louis County, nearly double the rate for 2010.

For additional information please visit the website at http://not-even-once.com/townhall.html

Read more: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/article_d437cf86-bc5e-11e0-8310-0019bb30f31a.html#ixzz1U01neXBQ

FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT THE WORLD FACT BOOK SECTION ON HEROIN

HERE –> 1.2 The global heroin market and HERE –>2.2 Opium/heroin

 

 


 

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