Heroin in Hudson Agenda for July 18, 6:30pm


Heroin in Hudson: a Community Crisis
Thursday, July 18, 6:30 pm Run time about 2.5 hours
First Presbyterian Church, 1901 Vine Street, Hudson

Join us for a community forum with several speakers will share their perspective. Each speaker will talk from either their personal or professional experiences. We ask that the audience give each speaker about ten minutes to share their story and save question until the end. Our agenda and speaker line up for the evening is as follows:

  • Introduction
  • Nick Motu, Hazelden, Explanation of opiate based painkillers and how they lead to heroin
  • Phil Drewiske, Recovering addict, Personal story
  • Roger and Judy Drewiske, Parents story
  • Peter VanDusartz, Hudson Hospital Programs for Change, Physical and psychological effects of heroin addiction
  • Steven Skoog, Recovering addict, Personal story
  • Jodi and Phil Skoog, Parents story
  • Law enforcement HPD Det. Sgt. Geoff Willems; St. Croix County Investigator Jim Mikla
  • Karen Hale, mother of Alysa Ivy, A mother’s story
  • St. Croix County Coalition, Sara Seidel
  • Closing remarks and adjourn to question and answer period

Please watch for follow up information in the Hudson Star Observer about this critical community issue.

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