GSN Member Joins Ft. Mitchell Heroin Awareness Campaign

Post date: Oct 31, 2016 3:15:40 PM

On Sunday, October 30, about sixty volunteers teamed-up to raise awareness in Ft. Mitchell of the ongoing heroin problem in Northern Kentucky. The volunteers blanketed the city with door hangers and other materials provided critical information about the epidemic and where to seek help. GSN’s own Dave Zahniser participated in the campaign as one of the volunteers. According to Dave, “the campaign is focused on raising awareness of the problem, emphasizing that heroin addiction can effect anyone.” The information passed out included hotline numbers, and information on disposing of prescription medication, which can be a starting point for heroin addiction.

Last year, St. Elizabeth Medical Center alone handled over 1,100 heroin overdose cases in Northern Kentucky. The region saw over 200 drug related deaths, and more than 100 babies were born to addicted mothers. These campaigns are being held throughout Northern Kentucky, with the next event on November 20, in Ft. Wright. The hotline number is 859-415-9280.

Dave Zahniser (right) with Ft. Mitchell Mayor, Jude Hehman,

and Kenton County Judge Executive, Kris Knochelmann, at the

Ft. Mitchell Heroin Awareness Campaign.

For more information, contact Dave Zahniser