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'Faces of Heroin' teaches profound impact of epidemic to Howland students

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Howland High School gym

HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) - Howland schools is hosting another 'Faces of Heroin' symposium at the high school.

Students in grades 9 through 12 will have the opportunity Tuesday to hear from those who are recovering from addiction and stories from families who have lost a loved one to the epidemic.

Watch: Howland High School's PSA on drug addiction

The presentation connects the heroin epidemic and its impact on the school the and local community.

"I graduated from Howland High School in 2005. I was a great athlete, and I was just hanging out with the wrong crowd. I tell them it's the people you choose to hang out with and choices," said Doug Walker, a recovering addict.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Howland High School gym. Several speakers are scheduled to address students and organizations will be on hand to offer guidance and information on addiction resources in the Valley.

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