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Union takes on Heroin Addiction Awareness Campaign, needs for volunteers for flyer distribution

The City of Union will be conducting a public awareness campaign to combat heroin use in Northern Kentucky.

The campaign will be held May 20-21 (weather permitting) throughout the City of Union.  The campaign will be held from 1-5 p.m. each day.

Volunteers will be going door-to-door to distribute flyers which highlight relevant statistics and information regarding heroin and opioid abuse, and provide information for individuals seeking to break the cycle of addiction. 
The City of Union will be the first city in Boone County to conduct such a campaign.  City Commissioner Eric Dulaney is heading up the drive, and emphasizes the importance of such information.

“We are wanting people to be more aware of the signs and symptoms of addiction, and have a resource for help should they need it,” Dulaney said.  “We want to emphasize that this is not a needle exchange, and we will not be providing more than information to our citizens.  As heroin and opioid abuse becomes more prevalent in the area, we want to be ahead of the game in making sure our citizens know what to look for, and how to get help for people who need it.”

The City is actively seeking volunteers to help with flyer distribution.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Commissioner Eric Dulaney at edulaney@cityofunionky.org or at 859-384-1511. 

More information regarding the awareness campaign can be found on the city’s website www.cityofunionky.org or by contacting Communications and Operations Coordinator Melissa Hinkle at melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.

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