What is the KY-ODCP?
The Office of Drug Control Policy is tasked to coordinate Kentucky’s response to substance abuse. Our goal is to change the way substance abuse is handled in Kentucky, reducing the problem, and making the Commonwealth a model for other states. We have joined prevention/education, treatment, and law enforcement in a united effort to confront this epidemic and have made great strides. As we plan for the future, we know the success of our initiatives depends on the involvement and support of grassroots coalitions, local and state agencies, as well as community and faith-based organizations throughout Kentucky.
2014 Combined Annual Report: Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy & Kentucky Agency For Substance Abuse Policy
2014 annual report FINAL.pdf
Upcoming Meetings, Trainings & Conferences
2015 KY-ASAP State Board Meeting Dates:
May 21, 2015
August 20, 2015
November 19, 2015
All meetings will begin at 11 a.m. and will be held in the First Floor Conference Room of the Justice and Public Safety Building, 125 Holmes Street, Frankfort.
‘Celebration’ event set for May 5, 2015
America’s drug czar will help Operation UNITE recognize and “Celebrate Successes in Prevention and Education” throughout southern and eastern Kentucky at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 5.
Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), will join Kentucky’s Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers and Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), at the celebration, which begins at 11 a.m. at Eastern Kentucky University’s Manchester Campus.
The public is invited to participate in the celebration. There is no charge to attend, but because lunch will be served an RSVP is requested by Wednesday, April 29, to Cheryl Keaton at firstname.lastname@example.org. On-site check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m.
As ONDCP director, Botticelli is responsible for the National Drug Control Strategy, which outlines efforts to reduce drug use, manufacturing and trafficking, drug-related crime and violence, and drug-related health consequences. This strategy places an emphasis on community-based prevention programs, diverting non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail, and expanding access to substance abuse treatment.
A powerful PSA by students of The Performer's Academy on the prescription drug and heroin epidemic in this country, Every 19 minutes we lose one life to an rx overdose. The face of today's heroin addict is quite different from years ago. The national age of overdosing is between 18-25 years of age. Please get informed.