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‘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

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.



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