DuPage to launch anti-heroin campaign
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November 26, 2013
With overdose deaths from heroin at a rampant pace in DuPage County, officials are preparing to launch a new education campaign to warn the community about the dangers of the drug.
"I'm just astounded by the devastation this is doing to people all over and especially in DuPage County," said County Board member Gary Grasso. "It's pervasive, unfortunately."
Grasso is one of the board members seeking to infuse more money into heroin prevention efforts. The board on Tuesday unanimously approved $100,000 in the 2014 budget to be used on an education campaign called "Be a Hero in DuPage."
The campaign will be a joint effort with the state's attorney, regional school superintendent, coroner, public defender and health officials.
For more information, read the full article in the Chicago Tribune.