Candlelight Vigil in Fight Against Heroin Addiction

Sep 17, 2015

Last night heroin addiction brought out around fifty family members and elected officials in a candlelight vigil at the Salisbury Riverwalk Park. They were parents, spouses and siblings who talked of their struggles and their determination to fight what has become the rising use of heroin and other drugs.

The vigil was sponsored by the group Shoulder to Shoulder to Beat Heroin Addiction.

City Council Vice President Laura Mitchell whose loved one has been fighting addiction took center stage breaking down at times as she urged the community fight the deadly epidemic.

Police Chief Barbara Duncan at Candlelight Vigil
Credit Don Rush

City officials noted that there are free training programs in the use of Naloxone that can be administered to reverse the effects of an overdose.

Among the elected officials was Mayor Jim Ireton, Council President Jake Day, Council member Tim Spies as well as Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan.