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HEAT

Heroin Education Action Team

Fighting Kentucky's Heroin Epidemic

Mission

The mission of the U.S. Attorney’s Heroin Education Action Team (USA HEAT) is to reduce the growing harm to Kentucky families and communities caused by heroin/opiate abuse by increasing community understanding of this epidemic. USA HEAT is a partnership between the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky and families who have lost a loved one to opiate overdose. These courageous moms, dads, brothers, sisters and children share their story in order to help others avoid the grief of losing a family member to a drug overdose.

Heroin, Fentanyl, and other dangerous drugs are increasingly available on Kentucky streets, with deadly consequences. The victims of drug addiction and overdose deaths are getting younger. Abuse of these deadly drugs is not limited to any particular socioeconomic group. The increasing incidence of opiate abuse fuels violent and property crime in our communities, stresses our social services network, burdens our healthcare system, and reaches into our schools. Most of all, this scourge is devastating Kentucky families and robbing us of the promise and potential of thousands of our citizens who are enslaved by addiction.

USA HEAT seeks to inform our communities of what we are up against, and what we can do to fight back. Our team members deliver a compelling message, based on the tragedy that they have experienced first-hand. USA HEAT seeks to mobilize our communities to implement a coordinated, effective response to this growing threat. Acting U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett and his staff partner with members of the team to deliver a truly powerful message to community groups about the growing heroin epidemic and its real impact on our families.

 

CONTACT US

For more information or to invite USA HEAT to address your group,

Contact USAKYW.HEAT@usdoj.gov or call 502-625-7040

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Photo Galleries:
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at University of Louisville Shelbyville Campus in Louisville, KY on August 10, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at University of Louisville Shelbyville Campus in Louisville, KY on August 10, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at University of Louisville Shelbyville Campus in Louisville, KY on June 8, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at University of Louisville Shelbyville Campus in Louisville, KY on June 8, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at University of Louisville Shelbyville Campus in Louisville, KY on June 8, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, KY on April 22, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, KY on April 22, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Elizabethtown, KY on April 6, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Elizabethtown, KY on April 6, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, KY on February 2, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, KY on February 2, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, KY on February 2, 2022
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, KY on November 4, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, KY on November 4, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at North Hardin High School in Radcliff, KY on November 4, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus in Louisville, KY October 21, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a law enforcement training at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus in Louisville, KY   October 21, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a law enforcement training at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus in Louisville, KY   October 21, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at the Sloan Center in Bowling Green, KY October 18, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a law enforcement training at the Sloan Center in Bowling Green, KY  October 18, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a law enforcement training at the Sloan Center in Bowling Green, KY  October 18, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Bowling Green, KY September 27, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Bowling Green, KY September 27, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Bowling Green, KY September 27, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Elizabethtown, KY September 2, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Elizabethtown, KY  September 2, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Elizabethtown, KY  September 2, 2021
Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Bowling Green, KY June 17, 2021
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Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training at UL Shelbyville Campus April 22, 2021
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Western District of Kentucky at a Law Enforcement training at WKU April 20, 2021
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Western District of Kentucky HEAT at a Law Enforcement training in Elizabethtown, KY March 18, 2021
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Updated September 1, 2022