AREA: Video on drugs’ progressive effects to be shown Dec. 5

Safe Communities Coalition produces documentary, “From Pills to Heroin: The Domino Effect"

   The Safe Communities Coalition of Hunterdon/Somerset Counties has produced a documentary, “From Pills to Heroin: The Domino Effect,” which features young adults in recovery who provide first-hand accounts of their progression from pills to heroin.
   On Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 p.m., the coalition will present the documentary at Raritan Valley Community College’s Conference Room A. This event is open to all Hunterdon and Somerset residents.
   Throughout the video, young adults share examples of how their dependency affected their physical and mental states, and their relationships with loved ones and friends.
   Following the documentary, a question-and-answer session will take place with a panel discussion of guests: Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Somerset County Prosecutor Geoffrey D. Soriano, Flemington Borough Councilman Brian Swingle, video director Harry Hillard, and Croy, who is featured in the video. Karen A. Widico, executive director of Hunterdon Prevention Resources, will moderate.
   In addition to educating the public on the dangers of prescription drug abuse, which can lead to heroin abuse, the film addresses the proper disposal of unused and/or expired medications at permanent drop-off boxes at sites in Hunterdon and Somerset counties.
   For information on an prescription drop-off box in the area, visit the coalition website at and click on the Rx button.
   For information on the coalition, visit: