Grad student raises awareness with The Heroin Project

Ashley Seering, who graduated last May from SIUE’s Mass Communications program with a focus on television production, recently began using her experience to make short documentaries about the Madison County Heroin Task Force meetings that take place every month in Edwardsville. Our own, Professor Cory Byers also joined the cause.

Heroin is a silent killer that is affecting every single one of us. Chances are, you know someone who has been directly impacted by the devastating effects of heroin. Even if addiction doesn’t directly impact your family, our community faces the consequences of this drug on a daily basis. The cost of increased law enforcement efforts, the stolen goods from businesses, and the drug dealers who are targeting our youth harm our community every single day.

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The Heroin Project is an attempt to raise awareness in and around Madison County, Illinois. Heroin isn’t just alive and well in the city of St. Louis, it has leaked out to the suburbs in a substantial way. Their goal is to spread the word and hopefully take some steps in the right direction for finding a solution to the heroin problem.

The first trailer for the documentary is available here:

Check out their IndieGoGo to contribute to this great cause!

You can also visit their Facebook Page for more info!

They’ve also had great press coverage in

 The Telegraph and The Belleville News-Democrat.

Keep up the great work, Ashley & Cory!

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