[…] Jarrett J. Krosoczka, award-winning author of the young readers’ graphic novel “Hey, Kiddo,” knows well what it is to live with a parent’s addiction. The Hampshire HOPE Opioid Prevention Coalition and related organizations are presenting a virtual event featuring Krosoczka talking about growing up with a heroin-addicted mother and an absent birth father.

The December 14 event is free and open to all and will be presented from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advance registration is required so a Zoom link can be emailed in advance of the presentation. The necessary registration form is available at: www.hampshirehope.org.


Hampshire HOPE is a regional opioid prevention coalition based in the Northampton Health Department. Joining Hampshire HOPE in presenting Krosoczka are the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office, the Northampton Recovery Center, the South Hadley Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalition, the Northampton Prevention Coalition, the SPIFFY coalition and the Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance.