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MKE Heroin Diaries March spreads awareness about drug addiction

MILWAUKEE — Raising awareness of overdoses due to opioids, heroin and prescription pill usage — that was the goal of the “MKE Heroin Diaries March” on Saturday, March 4th.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West, teamed up with church groups, private businesses and non-profits to form the organization.

Participants marched through a south side neighborhood to encourage people to speak up about the drug problem and draw support from each other.

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“We need to get our voices out there, get them together and be a support to each other. Find resources, get resources if they’re not out there and to work together to legislatively make a difference,” said West.

West, whose nephew died from a drug overdose, is also encouraging people to work with law enforcement. West says five town halls are scheduled throughout Milwaukee County to educate and share resources.