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Hope and Help Kentucky

If you’re struggling with a substance use disorder or have a friend or family member in active addiction, Hope and Help are available.

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​KY-ASAP State Board Meeting

Time: November 18, 2021 10:30 - 11:30 AM Eastern Time

Zoom Meeting - To request an invitation and link to this quarterly meeting, please contact: Heather Wainscott at heather.wainscott@ky.gov  


Recovery Ready Communities Advisory Council Meeting

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Zoom Meeting - To request an invitation and link to this quarterly meeting, please contact: Heather Wainscott at heather.wainscott@ky.gov  

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​Kentucky's Fight in the Battle Against Drug Overdose Deaths

The Kentucky Overdose Fatality Report indicates lethal overdoses among Kentucky residents totaled more than 1,964 in 2020, which is a 49% increase of drug overdose deaths compared to the prior year.   Unfortunately, the national number of overdose deaths, which is more than 93,000 in 2020 is the highest number of deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period.   In addition to the stress caused by the national pandemic the increase in the death toll is driven mostly by a rise in opioid abuse, fentanyl and fentanyl analogues, and the widespread availability of potent inexpensive methamphetamine.

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