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In the Blink of an Eye: Stories of Lives Lost to Drugs and Alcohol (Video)

Orland Fire Battalion Chief Mike Schofield led a seminar last week showing teens and parents the dangers of risky behavior, including texting or drinking while driving and drug use.

Mike Schofield wanted to raise awareness about rising drug use trends, especially heroin overdoses.

Over time the  battalion chief developed the Blink of An Eye seminar, combining the playing of an actual 911 call for a heroin overdose with true stories told from the people who lost a friend or loved one to drug or alcohol-releated circumstances.

Tami O'Brien's son Jason Casper is serving a 12-year prison sentence for the death of two teens caused by his intoxicated driving.

Brian Kirk found his son dead of a heroin overdose in his home.

Lisa, a Lockport Township High School graduate saw several peers succumb to drugs, some before the could graduate high school.

Schofield held a Blink of an Eye seminar with O'Brien, Kirk and Lisa on July 18, for a crowd of about 80 students, parents and concerned residents. Watch the above video for a recap of the seminar.

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