(WHAS 11)--Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to high schoolers in Kentucky addressing the heroin crisis.
She started out with a town hall at Madison Central High School in Richmond.
A mother who lost her son to opioid abuse spoke first to the crowd of about 500 students and staff from area schools.
Her message was to not to experiment with drugs.
A former addict took the mic next discussing the stigma and misperceptions associated with addiction and how it starts. And then Lynch turned it on the students.
Lynch told the teens in the audience they have a role in stopping opioid epidemic, to look out for their friends.
She said recovery is possible, if you ask for it.
Lynch will host a similar discussion in Lexington this afternoon.