Mother who lost child to heroin overdose talks to high school students

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INEZ, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Kentucky a Madison County mother, who lost her son to a heroin overdose, spoke to 500 students at Shelden Clark High School in Inez, Ky.

Officials say the mom, Nikki Strunck, is part of the U.S. Attorney’s Heroin Education Action Team, which is people who have lost a family member as result of a drug overdose; specifically heroin and fentanyl.

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The HEAT team speaks to a variety of community groups in order to help educate them about the opiate epidemic that’s plaguing Kentucky, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office.

For more information about USA HEAT and to become more informed about the heroin problem in Eastern Kentucky you can go to the USA HEAT website, and view educational videos. If you would like to request a presentation call 859-685-4906.