Monday, August 4, 2014
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Forum on heroin use set for Ridley High School

DELAWARE COUNTY

Forum on heroin use, prescription abuse set for Ridley High School

FOLSOM The Delaware County Heroin Task Force will hold a forum to discuss the dangers of prescription drugs and heroin abuse on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Ridley High School Auditorium in Folsom.

The task force was put together in 2012 when a spike in heroin-related deaths came to the attention of the Office of the District Attorney, said Trish Cofiell with the District Attorney's Office.

"It really seems connected to people abusing, first, prescription medication, then wanting more and not being able to get the prescription," Cofiell said.

The task force hopes to educate people on the risks of taking prescribed medications. Forums such as Wednesday's are used to inform students, teachers, and parents about the risks in their community, organizers said. - Clark Mindock

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