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DAYTON, KY (FOX19) -

A town hall meeting was held Monday to discuss the growing heroin epidemic in Northern Kentucky.

The meeting was held at Dayton High School, hosted by the Campbell County Drug-Free Alliance.

Organizers aimed to provide education, prevention tips and resources regarding heroin abuse. A question and answer session was also held.

"Heroin is an epidemic. It's a disease, and what people need to realize is that these kids, our kids, everyone's kids need help. We have children of all ages. It's not just affecting our family, it's affecting the neighborhood, friends, and we just need to get the word out," said Northern Kentucky resident Tina Roland.

Officials say Kenton and Campbell County account for 63% of all heroin arrests in the entire state of Kentucky.

For resources or more information on the Campbell County Drug Free Alliance, you can contact them at (859) 441-6323.

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