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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) - Raising awareness about one of the most deadly substances being used around the country—and it's so bad in St. Louis—experts call it an "epidemic." And no one knows the struggle of this powerful addiction better than someone who's been there.

T.A. Bechel, a recovering addict, is an Illinois native and father of four. He’s the author of ‘Heroin Rising: A Tale of True Terror’ and CEO of the not-for-profit Amare Organization. He visits KPLR 11 News at Noon to promote a drug abuse awareness play entitled, ‘If I Never Wake Up.’

If I Never Wake Up
Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Olin Theater (Hatheway Cultural Center) on Lewis and Clark Community College Campus.
5800 Godfrey Rd. in Godfrey, IL 62035