Thera-CHE Family Support Group

Thera-CHE Family Support Group

A Lexington family is determined to help others after losing a loved one to a heroin overdose this year. The family is starting a group called, Thera-CHE family support group.
A Lexington family is determined to help others after losing a loved one to a heroin overdose this year.

Chelis Zane Stamper died on January 5th of this year after overdosing on heroin.

Stamper started struggling with heroin in 2012.

He went to treatment and seemed to be getting better, but the family had no idea how bad it really was.

"I think he just relapsed and took a hit he didn't know was going to be the final hit," said Aimee Clay, Stamper's sister.

Stamper isn't the only life lost to the deadly drug.

According to the CDC, every day in the U.S., 113 people die from a drug overdose.

Last year in Kentucky, 230 people died from heroin overdoses.

Clay is now on a mission to help others.

She and her mother have started Thera-CHE Family Support Group, which meets the last Thursday of each month.

"It's not your fault. Everybody wants to find out why he got hooked on this. Why did he decide to make these decisions. It's not for you to know, and it's not for you to try and fix," said Clay.

Again, the group will meet the last Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at 157-B Trade St. in Lexington.

For more info: 859-492-3651



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