Recovering addicts speak to Howland students about heroin epidemic

Teachers organized an assembly for students on Wednesday to teach them about the effect of heroin on their communitie

Students in Howland are learning about how the heroin epidemic is affecting their communities and the families who live there.

HOWLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Students in Howland are learning about how the heroin epidemic is affecting their communities and the families who live there.

Teachers at Howland High School organized an assembly Wednesday in which law enforcement and recovering addicts spoke to the students.

Organizers says the crisis needs to be addressed, and this is their way of doing just that.

“We need to understand that there’s a problem, and we need to start facing the problem here in our communities. We need to start making a change, and we need to come together to do that,” said teacher Meghan Durig.

Durig says this is just the start of their continuing effort to educate and raise awareness about the heroin epidemic.