Livingston County Rallies Against Heroin

Fifty people gathered Tuesday in downtown Howell to rally against heroin addiction. It’s the right time to rally against this threat since 25 people in Livingston County have passed away since September. Members of the rally stood in the rain on the grounds of the historic Livingston County Courthouse to bring the issue to the public’s attention.

One mother who drove 45 miles to attend the rally had been personally affected by heroin addiction. Her daughter got hooked on the drug and passed away, so she understands first-hand how devastating the drug can be to a person’s life. 

Neal is a member of an organization named The Addict’s Mom. She said,

Definitely, more needs to be done,” Neal said. “It doesn’t get the attention it should. But it wouldn’t get any attention if we weren’t here.” 

The rally also promoted the upcoming community education forum sponsored by the Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA). It’s set for 6 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Livingston Educational Service Agency, 1425 W. Grand River Ave. in Howell. LCCA is better known for its prescription collection project which has collected 3,850 pounds of unused prescription drugs. The project aims to take unused prescriptions off people’s hands before they can become gateways to harsher drugs.

The staff at Narconon would like to commend the LCCA for their much-needed work and efforts. In addition, we offer free drug educational materials on the signs of drug abuse for all drugs.

Signs of Heroin Abuse: 

  • Pinpoint pupils
  • Runny, itchy nose
  • Tendency to nod off
  • Slurred speech
  • Itching body or face
  • Neglect of grooming or cleanliness
  • Not eating regularly
  • Covering arms with long sleeves
  • Complaints of constipation


Please call us if you recognize these signs being exhibited by your loved one as they may be using and need to help.