Fighting the Stigma of Heroin Addiction

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"Sabrina Bembenek, a mother who lost her son, Spencer Christian Wessel, to heroin, and Billy Pfaff, founder of the group Heroin is Killing My Town, held a memorial for Spencer on the Burlington Town Common on October 11.

The event was also to raise awareness of the growth of heroin use and to provide information and resources to those who have loved ones struggling with addiction.

In this piece we talk to those involved about the stigma surrounding those addicted to heroin and how it hurts people get find help"

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"When I was on heroin, I had dark circles under my eyes. My skin was like a yellowish color. I looked sick, physically ill. I overdosed four times. You never know if you're going to overdose, because you never know what you're getting."

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