Mother organizes drug forum to ‘fight back’ after three teen deaths

After three Lake Zurich High School alumni died of heroin overdoses in the past 14 months, Lake Zurich mom Michelle Hines organized a forum about drug use in the community.
Hines, who facilitates Willow Creek Community Church’s Christian 12-Step Program, said the stories are so heartbreaking that she feels an urgent need to educate people about the dangerous drug that’s become trendy in the suburbs.
“When I found out about all the kids dying, I thought, ‘Enough already.’ Someone’s got to do something. We’ve got to fight back,” Hines said. “Heroin is in our town and kids are dying. If parents don’t know it’s here, then they can’t educate their kids. We’re doing the best we can to let them know.”

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