Weekly Roundup

THIS WEEK: Kentucky Recovery News

Treatment, Recovery & Prevention

Louisville Courier-Journal: What to know about Kentucky’s drop in drug overdose deaths, the first in years

The Beattyville Enterprise: Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission Explores New Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder

The Daily Independent: Hatfield joins Addiction Recovery Care

The Advocate-Messenger: What’s next for Recovery Ready Boyle County?

Lexington Herald-Leader: New Lexington commission to decide how city will spend funds in fight against opioid crisis

American Medical Association: AMA adopts new policies on substance use during second day of Annual Meeting

Kentucky Today: Few rehab centers for addicted teens offer recommended medicine, US study finds

Spectrum News: ‘I’m actually living:’ Louisville car dealership partners with sober living facility

WDKY: Lexington Fire Department purchases $170K in Narcan to curb opioid overdose

WEVV: Henderson funding program to fight opioid epidemic with national settlement money

WDKY: Kentucky’s opioid epidemic fight: Teva, Allergan, CVS, Walgreens settle for $17.3B

WTVQ: Gorton names new Opioid Abatement Commission members

WLWT: Kentucky to receive over $300M as part of national opioid settlement

WYMT: BrightView opens a new outpatient treatment location in Pikeville

Spectrum News: Frankfort launches overdose response team

Public Policy & Legislation

Federal Legislation

NPR: Making it Easier for Kids to Get Help for Addiction, and Prevent overdoses

NPR: Drugmaker Mallinckrodt may renege on $1.7 billion opioid settlement

WVU Today: WVU researchers look at opioid use disorder treatment through eyes of patients

KFF Health News: Recovery From Addiction Is a Journey. There’s No One-and-Done Solution.

Energy & Commerce Committee: Chairs Rodgers, Guthrie Announce Subcommittee Field Hearing on the Opioid Epidemic and the SUPPORT Act

Upcoming Events

Camp UNITE 2023 – July 11-14, 2022 – University of Pikeville

Rx and Illicit Drug Summit – April 1-4, 2024 – Atlanta, Georgia