Newsviews: Heroin Education

March 23, 2014 (CHICAGO)

The number increased by 45-percent between 2006 and 2010. That increase was also seen right here in the Chicago area.

But Will County officials say they saw a decrease last year... the first since the coroner began tracking heroin overdose deaths in 1999.

The total was 35, down from 53 in 2012. Some credit an initiative called H-E-L-P-S…short for 'Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions.'

Joining us to talk more about it and the heroin problem are Will County Executive Larry Walsh and John Roberts a father who lost his son to a heroin overdose and co-founder of hero 'Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization.'

You can learn more about John Roberts organization HERO at

And for information about an upcoming summit on the heroin epidemic go to

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