Bevin announces new website to combat opiod crisis

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor Matt Bevin announced a new website he believes will improve access to treatment and combat the opiod crisis.

The Governor says will allow users to view treatment centers based on location, facility type and the treatment needed through a search engine.

The website also shows which facilities have openings.

This is part of the Governor’s “Don’t Let Them Die” campaign that brings awareness to opiod addiction.

“The reality is these are sons and daughters of somebody in Kentucky. This problem isn’t getting smaller, this problem is getting bigger,” says Bevin.

Dr. Jeffrey Howard of the Department of Public Health, Sec. John Tilley of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Dr. Terry Bunn with UK Injury Prevention & Research Center helped launch the website.

Officials also announced a marketing and advertising campaign for high school students where the winner can win up to $7,500.

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