Boone County parents can learn how to help keep their kids off drugs in the face of a heroin problem striking the Tri-State.
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BURLINGTON, Ky. -- Boone County parents can learn how to help keep their kids off drugs in the face of a heroin problem striking the Tri-State.
The Boone County School District is set to hold two town hall meetings on the issue.
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The first will take place 7 p.m. Wednesday at the First Church of Christ in Burlington. The second will start at 7 p.m. Thursday at Conner High School in Hebron.
The “Taking a Stand” meetings are specifically for parents and middle school students this week.
During the meetings, people will have a chance to meet parents of young people making a recovery from heroin addiction and parents who have lost children to heroin overdose.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 4 million American children over the age of 11 have tried heroin at least once and 23 percent become addicts.
Officials said part of the reason heroin has become so widespread is that is has become cheaper and easier to obtain than marijuana.