Group has sole focus on heroin issue

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I have heard so many times over the past few weeks that all these “dope groups” as they are referred to need to come together. I don’t understand why it’s so hard for people to realize we all have different goals and different ideas on how to reach them. We have tried working with the Hope Against Dope and realized we wanted different things. Champions is working with children, or that’s what most everyone thought till recently. Now people are aware it is for adults also.

“No Heroin” is not a group. It is just what it states — we want no more heroin in this county. We are concerned citizens trying to make a difference for the people and children in our community. We are the ones who distributed the fliers at Walmart, Kroger, VF Outlet, the parks and businesses downtown, as well as on Facebook to get everyone to the first meeting at the point and to make everyone in this area aware there is a problem. We are the ones that posted signs on telephone poles again and again all over town. We are the ones who tried to get the city council and mayor involved. We are the ones trying to solve the immediate problem, which is heroin — the drug people are dying from at this present time.

I do hope Champions can get films in schools about heroin. So what if they are graphic, scare the hell out of them, whatever it takes. I do believe there was bloody demonstrations with real people to stress the point about drinking and driving, wasn’t there? You can’t sugar coat heroin addiction. It’s an ugly fact of life these days. The children need to know what they are up against. We are behind times, check the Internet they are in many schools.

The problem that everyone seems to point to is that Kentucky law need to be changed. If this is true why isn’t our council, our police and Champions letting the people know what needs to be done to stop this awful epidemic?

Why are there no petitions to change the laws in every mailbox, on every counter in every grocery, sent home in book bags. Tell us what needs to be done we don’t know if you don’t put it out there.

I personally am heartbroken by the nonchalant attitude pertaining to heroin. Has it really become a part of everyday life that we are all just going to have to get used to?

Kathy Tingle