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Woman's Concerns About Heroin Abuse Lead To Rally

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MONROE, Mich. (AP) - A Monroe County mother concerned about the high use of heroin in her southeastern Michigan community has organized a rally to raise awareness about addiction to the drug.

The Monroe Evening News reports that hundreds of people are expected to join the event dubbed "Stand Against Heroin" on Friday in downtown Monroe. Organizer Megan McCollum says the rally's goal is to publicize the problem and offer assistance with the help of several professional organizations.

McCollum says she has a family member struggling with heroin addiction. The county health department confirms about 40 residents have died this year from heroin or opiate overdoses.

The rally is separate from a Dec. 3 summit at Monroe County Community College, where heroin and other drug use will be discussed.

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