Start here to find treatment openings in Kentucky for drug use.
The Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Operation UNITE launched a new substance abuse call center that will connect people across the state with drug treatment. The new KY HELP Call Center will provide referrals across the state to both public and private treatment providers.
Kentuckians struggling with a substance use disorder, either themselves or within their families, can call 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) toll-free to speak with a specialist about treatment options and available resources. The specialist will conduct a brief screening assessment in order to connect callers with the most relevant treatment services as quickly as possible.
Options will include everything from medication-assisted treatment to faith based care, and a live specialist will help callers work through all the variables, such as location and cost.
Callers can speak to a specialist from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. During non-business hours, callers may leave a message and the call center staff will get back in touch with them.
More information is available atDontLetThemDie and Operation UNITE
2016 Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy Overdose Fatality Report:
2016 ODCP Overdose Fatality Report Final.pdf
The nationwide opioid epidemic continued taking its lethal toll on the Commonwealth last year, driving up overdose deaths to unprecedented levels with an ever-stronger mix of fentanyl, heroin, and prescription pills.
Fatal overdoses totaled 1,404 in 2016, a 7.4 percent increase from the previous year. Of those cases, toxicology data was available for 1,330 deaths.
Fentanyl, an extremely potent opioid that is often blended with heroin and other drugs, contributed to nearly half of all fatalities during the year. It was a factor in 623 lethal doses, up from 459 in 2015. Heroin was involved in 456 deaths.
2017 Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy & Kentucky Agency For Substance Abuse Policy Annual Report
2017 Final KYODCP-KYASAP Annual Report.pdf
This report focuses on the 2017 accomplishments of KY-ODCP and KY-ASAP and the advances we have made in fighting substance abuse.
Since the establishment of this office on July 9, 2004, by Executive Order 2004-730, we have been responsible for all matters relating to the research, coordination and execution of drug control policy for the Commonwealth, while directing state and federal grants management that focus on prevention/education, enforcement and treatment efforts.
The KY-ODCP is proud to coordinate Kentucky’s response to substance abuse through prevention, treatment and law enforcement. Our goal is to change the way substance abuse is handled in Kentucky and reduce the problem, making the Commonwealth a model for other states.
We continue to work toward significant goals that will strengthen our position to fight drugs in our state through innovative partnerships, technology and leadership.
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