As heroin use in the region rises, more and more families are faced with loved ones struggling with addiction. Gwen Holder and Phyllis Fuchs, with Liberty Place, tell ABC 36's Matt Groves about a luncheon for people wrestling with substance abuse on November 5th at First Christian Church in Richmond.
In the wake of a rash of drug overdoses and deaths in the state, Attorney General Andy Beshear, House lawmakers, and local law enforcement officials announced plans on Friday to strengthen Kentucky's laws in the fight against a spike in more powerful drugs emerging in Kentucky.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited a Kentucky high school in a region hard-hit by drug addiction as part of an administration effort to draw attention to rising rates of painkiller and heroin abuse.
There's a glimmer of hope that a bill aimed at fighting heroin and opioid addiction will let Congress claim an achievement this election year, despite the likelihood that lawmakers will gridlock over most other issues.
Attorneys general from 37 states, including Kentucky, sent a letter to the Committee on the Judiciary for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives urging passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015.
Chris Herren, a high school basketball legend, achieved his lifelong dream of playing for the Boston Celtics only to lose it all to alcohol and drug addiction. He shared his story at the Hope Center's Night of Hope.