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65% increase in overdoses in Louisville in just 6 months. (*Source: PRESS RELEASE: "United States Attorney Announces Heroin Intervention Program With DEA and Louisville Metro Police Department," dated September 21, 2016.)


They lost their son to an overdose. Now they want to help others with the same grief.

(Lexington Herald, June 14, 2017) In August 2013, Anne Roberts and Jim Cagey lost their son to a heroin overdose. Read more.

Local family kicks off war against heroin

(WLKY, June 16, 2017) A local family is set to kick off a war against heroin with some big names in sport and entertainment. Read more.

New resource to help fight heroin, opioid epidemic

(WDRB, June 19, 2017) Boone County Sheriff's spokesman Maj. Tom Scheben says the initiative, called a Quick Response Team, has seen a success in the nearby Colerain Township in Ohio. Read more.

Recovering heroin addicts work to transform struggles into help for other addicts

(WDRB, May 12, 2017) Heroin addiction is a deadly epidemic that's ravaged the Louisville area, but some local addicts are using their struggles to help others. Read more.

Examining medical treatments for heroin addiction

(WLKY, May 10, 2017)  Medications like suboxone and methadone are used to treat people addicted to heroin or opiates. Read more.

The number of Kentuckians who know a heroin abuser has nearly doubled since 2013

(Herald Leader, May 09, 2017) The number of Kentuckians who reported having family or friends who use heroin has nearly doubled since 2013. Read more.