AG provides $1.5M to Eastern Kentucky recovery, drug treatment programs

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Gov. Andy Beshear

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – On Tuesday, Attorney General Andy Beshear presented a total of $1.5 million to recovery facilities and drug treatment centers in Eastern Kentucky.

In all, the Attorney General made three stops at the following locations:

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  • In Corbin, Beshear presenting Independence House recovery center with $450,000 to support substance abuse treatment for pregnant and postpartum women.
  • In Hazard, he provided KVC Kentucky behavioral center with $400,000 to help adolescents with substance abuse addiction.
  • In Jackson, he gave Kentucky River Community Care behavioral center $700,000 to continue to help adolescents struggling with substance abuse.

In the recently passed state budget, lawmakers appropriated funds recovered from the Purdue Pharma case to 15 different recovery facilities and drug treatment centers that provide a variety of services throughout the Commonwealth.