The North Shore was recently reminded of heroin's presence in the community. Last week, two Glenview women were arrested after police witnessed one inject the drug in a parking lot.
“Kids are not afraid of heroin these days,” explained P.J. Newberg, Glenview resident and mother to a recovering heroin addict and former Glenbrook South student in an interview with the Northbrook Star.
Following the overdose deaths of several area teens in the past few years, Newburg hopes to raise awareness and share information at an upcoming community drug forum.
‘Learn About Heroin in our Community’ is scheduled for 7 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Northbrook Public Library.
Newberg is also a former certified drug and alcohol counselor and has made it her mission to sound the alarm on heroin use in Glenview, Northbrook and surrounding communities.
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To read more about Newberg, her daughter’s struggle with heroin and how she’s working to help others in the community, click here.