Fort Mitchell seeks volunteers for heroin awareness campaign

The City of Fort Mitchell is teaming up with Kenton County, the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, police and the health department to combat heroin use in Northern Kentucky.
St. Elizabeth Medical Center reported handling more than 1,100 overdoses in 2015, over 200 drug-related deaths and more than 100 babies born to addicted mothers.
The campaign kicked off with a door-to-door drive last month, distributing 4,000 informational flyers to residents throughout Fort Mitchell.
Our families and schools are dealing with the effects of heroin and we must work harder to create awareness about the dangers of heroin and provide assistance for our communities about resources available,” said Fort Mitchell Mayor Jude Hehman. “We are grateful for the support we have received from Judge-Executive [Kris] Knochelman and the Kenton County agencies who are on the front lines of the heroin crisis.”
Volunteers are still needed to support the ongoing campaign. Interested parties should email [email protected].
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