Weekly Roundup

THIS WEEK: Kentucky Recovery News Weekly Update

Treatment, Recovery & Prevention


KET: Panel applauded Kentucky’s 5% drop in overdose deaths in 2022, but cited new challenges and remaining difficulties

Kentucky Health News: Mobile unit provides addiction recovery, other medical services in Glasgow, Leitchfield, Hodgenville, Bardstown and Lebanon

The Courier Journal: Spending $400 million to build new jail doesn’t address addiction or mental health crisis
Vera: How Kentucky Became One of the Most Incarcerated Places in the Country

WYMT-TV: Hundreds gather in Whitesburg for concert and addiction recovery march

The Daily Independent: In Our View: Lots of activity for ARC lately


Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network: Addiction Treatment Should Embrace a Public Health Mission

Behavioral Health Business: DEA ‘Open To Considering’ Special Registration Process for Telehealth Controlled Substance Prescribing

MEDPAGE Today: Some Health Workers See Double the Risk for Fatal Drug Overdoses

AXIOS: Study: Half of all people likely get mental illness in their lifetime

National Governors Association: State And Territory Approaches To Improving Care For Individuals Affected By Stimulant And Polysubstance Use

Psychiatry Behavioral Health Learning Network: Just 22% of US Adults With OUD Receive Medication-Assisted Treatment

MEDPAGE Today: Buprenorphine Cost a Potential Barrier for Opioid-Addicted Youth, Adults

AXIOS: The advantage of virtual opioid treatment

Public Policy & Legislation

Federal Legislation

The Hill: Only 1 in 5 people with opioid use disorder received medication in 2021

STAT News: Nonprofit naloxone maker celebrates FDA approval by donating 200,000 doses

Upcoming Events

Reach for Recovery Addiction Conference – September 26-27, 2023 – Louisville, Kentucky

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