Attorney General Jack Conway took his Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program to Scott County this week, warning students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and heroin.
“I want Kentucky kids to know that these highly addictive drugs can kill them,” Attorney General Conway said. “Kentuckians, young and old, are overdosing every day on prescription painkillers and heroin. Addiction is shattering families across the Commonwealth, and we are doing all we can in the Office of the Attorney General to prevent it.”
General Conway was joined by Van Ingram, executive director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, and Mike Donta, a concerned parent who lost his son after a long battle with prescription drug abuse. Since launching the Keep Kentucky Kids Safe program in 2010 with the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, Kentucky Pharmacists Association, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), Operation UNITE and concerned parents, General Conway and his partners have alerted approximately 40,000 students, teachers, and parents to the dangers of abusing prescription drugs and heroin.
“We are very thankful to have Attorney General Conway, along with Mike Donta and Van Ingram, visit our school and help educate our students about the real-life tragedies that can occur when illicit drugs are used,” said Dwayne Ellison, Principal at Scott County Ninth Grade School.