Heroin is next up for ‘Teen Connection’
The next Teen Connection public-affairs program takes an in-depth look at the reemergence of heroin in big cities and small communities across Wisconsin, and the havoc it is wreaking on young users. Teen Connection “Heroin” airs statewide at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and on MPTV in Milwaukee. State Rep. John Nygren, R-Marinette, whose daughter has struggled with heroin addiction, will join the program, and former drug addicts will share candid stories of their heroin abuse, its effects and the steps to recovery. Panelists include Heroin Response Initiative coordinator Ed Dorff; State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse co-chair of the Heroin Ad-hoc Committee Annie Short; Green Bay Police Chief Thomas Molitor and Dr. Ryan Murphy of Aurora BayCare Medical Center. The program will be streamed live on www.wpt.org/teenconnection.