Heroines Against Heroin was founded in July of 2015 by Sara Barber and Brenda Ceciliano. With drug addiction rapidly becoming an epidemic, especially in Connecticut, the two decided something needed to be done about it. Heroines Against Heroin’s mission is to advocate for more resources to be available to those struggling and to end the stigma surrounding addiction.
Heroin has become astonishingly easily accessible, meaning anyone can acquire it without being aware of the severe adverse effects that these kinds of drugs entail. Whether the lack of knowledge is due to school systems not teaching it, parents not knowing how to discuss it with their children, friends not knowing how to handle it, or just a stigma around the topic in general, it seems to be a conquest that is insurmountable. People (especially the youth of Connecticut) are quickly getting wrapped up in heavy drugs, with no way to escape once they’re hooked. Resources to receive support and help treat addiction are scarce and hard to find.