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Cardinal Mooney students hear about the heartbreak of addiction

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - With an opiate and heroin epidemic declared in the Valley and the entire state of Ohio, Cardinal Mooney High School held an anti drug program on Wednesday.

Two parents of children who died from opiate overdoses were the featured speakers.  Angelo Martino and Anna Howells told students that nothing good can come from experimenting with drugs.

"We feel very strongly as a community that our students need to become more aware of what's going on in the world and in our community and in our own school. We want to make our kids aware of the issues with drugs, the importance of saying no to drugs, and yes to a positive lifestyle." said school counselor Ruth Mastriana.
 
Representatives from 40 agencies were on hand in the Mooney gymnasium offering positive alternatives to drugs for students.

Reporter Michelle Nicks and Healthy Living anchor Kate Keller will present special reports on the addiction epidemic all next week on 21 News at six.
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