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Heroin in Northbrook? Drug Forum in November

Spurred by a local mother who fears teen heroin addiction has become an increasing issue in the village, ‘Learn About Heroin in our Community’ is scheduled for 7 p.m., Nov. 12 at the Northbrook Public Library.

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.

"I've seen too many die just in this area," Newberg told the Chicago Tribune.

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.

What do you think? Is heroin use a rising issue in the North Shore community? What should be discussed at the forum? Share your thoughts in the comments section below or sound off on Facebook.

To read more about Newberg, her daughter’s struggle with heroin and how she’s working to help others in the community, click here.

noreen October 31, 2012 at 01:32 PM
I think it's amazing when you do an article on Halloween costumes you get all sorts of response and when you talk about drug use heads go into the sand.......hello we have a problem in northbrook as well as glenview and that is home......don't think not my kid I know of at least a dozen kids that have gone to rehab in the last year I'm talking GBN kids.

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