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Local Mom Starts Group to Help Recovering Heroin Addicts
NEW CARLISLE -- Heroin has been plaguing the Miami Valley for years, but now, overdose deaths have hit an all time high.
The Montgomery County Coroner's Office had 17 deaths from heroin in just 7 days.
Lori Erion started a group called "Families of Addicts" after her daughter became addicted to heroin.
"She was just really thin and drawn back," said Lori Erion.
Looking at pictures of Lori's daughter April from just this past may is tough for this New Carlisle mother.
"When they're asking for help, you know, that's the time to help," said Erion.
Her daughter, asked for help and now she's been clean for more than a month this is her now.
"The difference is just amazing, I'm gonna start crying, but I mean it's just amazing," said Erion.
Erion founded the group "Families of Addicts" after facing heroin addiction in her own family.
Now, she's hoping to help others.
"I can't build detox centers and treatment centers and all of that but with the group we can talk about recovery, you know, what about all the people that didn't die," said Erion.
Heroin has been a growing epidemic in the Miami Valley for the past several months, but just this week, overdose deaths hit an all time high, 17 in just 7 days.
"It's not slowing down, it's something that historically you'd get a quote bad batch of something a number of folks would die as an overdose but the consistency of what we're seeing now I believe this community has not experience before," said Ken Betz, Director, Montgomery County Coroner's Office.
Erion knows how hard beating the addiction to heroin can be so she built a support system for the recovering addicts and their families.
"They'll tell you getting off it is the easy part, it's doesn't seem like it but a lot of them say that, getting off it is the easy part it's what comes after, it's living life after that," said Erion.
The living after addiction is exactly what she's hoping her group can do for recovering addicts.
"it's a way of building a recovery community," said Erion.
If you're looking for help or know someone who is the families of addicts groups meets every Wednesday at 7:30 at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Oakwood.
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