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Lawmakers told of needs in ongoing fight against opioid addiction

Representatives from treatment centers across the Commonwealth also shared the challenges and needs facing their facilities and patients with lawmakers.

State gets another $35.4 million for opioid fight

Federal funds help expand treatment, other programs.

Father of overdose victim tells families ‘don’t give up’

Overdoses already top 2019 total in Lexington.

St. Claire gets $900,000 grant to fight addiction, Hepatitis C

Grant will help expand programs in hard-hit areas

Bill tackling addiction in the workplace advances

Legislation to give Kentuckians in addiction recovery a pathway to maintain or return to employment narrowly advanced out of a Senate Committee Wednesday.

Bill would provide workers a ‘second chance’

Senate committee sends addiction assistance measure to full Senate.

High school student shares her vaping addiction story

Dozens of people were at the State Capitol on Tuesday to rally for an issue they think should be a top priority this legislative session.

Woman missing after walking away from the Hope Center in Harlan

KSP says 55-year-old Shanna Newsome walked away the Cumberland Hope Center in Harlan County after being court-ordered to go.

‘Run for Recovery’ to fight addiction, expand Shepherd’s House services

Shepherd's House will put on their 20th annual Run for Recovery on Saturday, July 27th at 8 a.m. at Keeneland.

Morehead play aims to fight opioid addiction

A play premiering Friday night in Morehead is being put on to educate the community about Kentucky's opioid epidemic, while raising money for its victims.

Lexington addiction recovery community will get federal dollars

Thursday, co-founders and board members of Lexington addiction recovery community, Voices of Hope, celebrated a federal grant with Congressman Andy Barr and Van Ingram, Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. 

City gets $2 million to fund opioid battle

Lexington has funds for additional weapons to use in the war on opioid abuse thanks to a $2 million federal grant.

Kentucky police program offers addiction treatment options

A police program in Kentucky allows community members struggling with addiction to seek help without facing reprisals.

UK grad student shares recovery journey, offers hope to others

A UK grad student, recovering from opioid addiction, helped found a non-profit, Voices of Hope, to assist others on their journey in recovery.

Doctor receives grant, supplies county with overdose-reversing drug

Recently, Dr. John McDaniel was given nearly $70,000 worth of Narcan nasal spray to help fight the local opioid crisis.

U.S. Attorney General talks opioids in Lexington

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions paid a visit to Lexington Thursday to talk about opioids, in a state where it's a killer of a problem.

Ribbon cut on Lexington recovery center expansion

An expansion to a Lexington shelter is giving 30 more women a place to sleep.

Kentucky to launch help line for opioid addiction

Kentucky is spending $500,000 to create a phone number people can call to get help with opioid addiction.

Lawmakers, advocates host “Rally for Recovery”

Leaders in the fight against drug addiction, rallied in the state capitol today to bring awareness to the issue.

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