Hearts of Hope

Local
7:05 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Heroin Message Not Getting Through

The Hearts of Hope booth at a local festival

In 2010, WNIJ aired a series on the alarming number of heroin deaths in northern Illinois. The primary concern centered on teens and young adults. Despite efforts to curb use of the drug, the situation is getting worse in some areas. Observers say parental intervention is vital to stopping the spread of heroin. But getting the message through can be a struggle.

Read more