‘Heroin Highway’ targets teen/preteen heroin use prevention

Posted at 12:20 p.m. on April 28, 2017 The Brillion News

GRAND CHUTE – The Megan Kelley Foundation is hosting the “Heroin Highway” Lectures at the FVTC Bordini Center on two Wednesdays – May 3 and May 10 – from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required through an on-line link at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heroin-highway-lecture-series-tickets-33689839216?aff=es2

The program aims to help parents and others learn how to prevent teens and preteens from becoming involved with heroin and other addictive opioid drugs.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning promptly at 6 p.m.

This is a program for adults, 18 and older, only.

Bev Kelley-Miller, The Megan Kelley Foundation founder, is organizer of Heroin Highway Lecture Series. Bev’s daughter, Megan Kelley, died at age 22 from a heroin overdose on April 14, 2015.

Since Megan’s death, Bev has been raising awareness about addiction to help breakdown the stigmas of addiction and to bring a message of hope. Bev became a certified Recovery Coach 10 weeks after Megan’s death. She presents Megan’s story of family addiction to area high schools.

In addition to the Heroin Highway seminar, Bev Kelley-Miller set up the “Hidden in Plain Sight Bedroom at FVTC. It shows parents what to look for in a young person’s room as indicators of serious drug use. There will be guided tours on Monday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 3 and again the following week on Monday, May 8-10. Just stop by anytime between 9-4 p.m. in the Student Life room across from the Commons on the main FVTC campus. Can’t make it during the listed times? Call 920-428-2564 to make an appointment between 4-6 p.m. on the listed dates.

The best entrance to use is Extrance 10, on the back of the FVTC main building. The bedroom is set up at the Student Life office.