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'Heroin: Our Town's Addiction' - A WJAC-TV special

Updated: Wednesday, February 26 2014, 04:43 PM EST

By: WJAC Web Staff

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- WJAC-TV is continuing to focus on the growing heroin epidemic that has gripped every part of our viewing area and has affected so many of our viewers' lives.

Tonight beginning on 6 News at 5, we will continue with the next edition in our series "Heroin: Our Town's Addiction."

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., anchor Marty Radovanic moderates as panel of experts discuss the heroin problem in our area and will answer your questions about the drug and treatment options.

In addition to hosting the panel, 6 News has arranged a phone bank for viewers to call so they can to talk to a drug addiction specialist about treatment and other concerns regarding heroin. Plus, a phone line will be open for viewers to report suspected drug activity to police.

To place a call to one of our panelists during the special 5:30 p.m. program, call 814-255-7661.

To reach the phone bank of the drug treatment counselors, call 1-888-952-2462. Calls to this line will not be recorded and will not be a part of the program. Lines will open at 5 p.m.

To report suspected drug activity to police officials, call 814-255-7640. Calls to this line will not be recorded and will not be part of the program. The line will open at 5 p.m.

The panel will include:

Annette Comiskey, Conemaugh Health System New Vision's Program
Det. Kevin Price, Cambria County Drug Task Force
Lisa Lazzari-Strasiser, Somerset County District Attorney
Cpl. William J. Link, Pennsylvania State Police
Stacy Parks Miller, Centre County District Attorney
Agent Tony Sassano, Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office
Lisa Calkins-Wright, Son died of heroin overdose

You can also ask questions and join in the community conversation by using #OurTownsAddiction on Twitter and Facebook, or asking questions on our Facebook wall or sending a tweet to @WJACTV.

The special will also be streamed on our website.

For additional drug treatment options, click here.

'Heroin: Our Town's Addiction' - A WJAC-TV special

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