The stood on street corners trying to raise awareness about the dangers of heroin.

They were fighting the fight for Megan Ramshaw.

She experimented once with heroin and it took her life.

She died a week before her high school graduation from Wentzville Holt High School.

In the wake of Ramshaw’s death, family, friends, and community leaders came together to try to not only alert parents to this growing problem, but put an end to it.

It’s an all-too-familiar story these days. “It’s just time to wake people up. You think it never affects everybody,” Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione told

The St. Louis area is no different than most major metropolitan cities in America, fighting a heroin epidemic.

Parents can make a difference. They can become educated on the drug use out there, and they can help join one of the tens of thousands drug free coalitions in this country.

Teensavers works with community coalitions.   If you have a community drug free group and you’d like help from the Teensavers team and information on the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit, please contact us.