Officials hold forum to discuss drug epidemic

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – State officials are hosting a community forum to educate people about the ongoing drug epidemic.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the forum on Tuesday in Corbin will explain the problem, highlight prevention and treatment resources and seek the community’s help in fighting the public health crisis. The meeting will be held at the Corbin Technology Center.

Those participating in the event include Cabinet for Health and Family Services Deputy Secretary Timothy Feeley, Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley and experts from the Hazelden Betty Ford Clinic.

The nation is currently in the grip of a prescription drug and heroin epidemic. Kentucky was among five states with the highest death rates from drug overdoses in 2014.


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