Lights of Hope vigil lends support to families of addiction

Lights of Hope vigil lends support to families of addiction

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - The CDC says Michigan is one of 14 states seeing a significant rise in overdose deaths.

According to the latest CDC statistics, from 2014 drug overdoses were responsible for the deaths of more than 17-hundred people. That's a 14 percent increase from the year before.

Julie Markelvitz talks with WZZM 13 Health Reporter Valerie Lego about her 22-year-old daughter who is addicted to heroin. She's been in and out of rehab for a few years now, with 6-month stints at a time and then relapses. She was a model child and student.

There is an event coming up Saturday, Sept. 17 to help support families of addiction. It’s call the Lights of Hope Vigil.

It’s being held on the campus of Pine Rest at 68th Street and Division Avenue in Grand Rapids form 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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