LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Joe Engle is the CEO and founder of "There is No Hero in Heroin" foundation in Las Vegas. This foundation means a lot to him for a reason close to his heart.
"In 2011, I lost my oldest son to a heroin overdose and the years leading up to his death I had been trying to manage his substance use disorder and I was unsuccessful," Engle said. "I realized the lack of resources that are available for adolescents here in Las Vegas."
"There is No Hero in Heroin" is a non-profit organization in Las Vegas. The organization is dedicated to ending drug abuse, bring hope for families, and bring a safe haven for those who need recovery.
"I have been lucky enough to be a recipient of the state opioid response grant which has allowed us to expand our services to adolescents in Las Vegas," Engle said.
With the news of the opioid settlements in Nevada, Engle has found hope again. His mission will reach a bigger audience to bring awareness about addition.
"Hopeful is certainly the word," Engle said. "I certainly hope that they do what they say they are going to do and they are going to put the money back into the community that needs it the most and their families."