Racine Co. to host three heroin summits in May

CREATED Apr 16, 2014 - UPDATED: May 5, 2014

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Racine County residents will be able to get help dealing with heroin addiction three times this month.
The Attorney's Office, Medical Examiner's Office and Racine County Government will talk about the devastating effects of "heroin and opiate abuse" in each summit, which are open to all parents and community members ages 13 and older.
“I feel we need to do more than simply making arrests and responding to rescue calls," Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said. "This summit is a proactive step to educate our community about this deadly poison that is destroying our families.”
The summits will be held at Gilmore Middle School, Burlington High School and Waterford High School. They will feature testimonials from families impacted by heroin abuse.
The dates and times are as follows:
Monday, May 5: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gilmore Middle School  
Tuesday, May 6: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Burlington High School  
Thursday, May 15: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Waterford High School