Weekly Roundup

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Treatment, Recovery & Prevention

WHAS-TV 11: Addiction resources, treatment options in Kentucky, Indiana

The Appalachian News-Express: Too many, too often: National Overdose Prevention Day

The Courier Journal: 2nd Annual International Overdose Awareness Day rally and march in Louisville

FOX 56 News: Jessamine County hosts 3rd annual Drug Overdose Action Day

UKNOW/UKY: HEAL expands naloxone access to turn the tide on overdose deaths

The Northern Kentucky Tribune: St. Elizabeth Medical Center to receive nearly $400k in federal funds to combat substance abuse

WNKY-TV: Thursday, Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

WLEX-TV: Mercer County aims to cut down on drug overdoses

UKNOW/UKY: KIPRC offers workplace overdose prevention resources

The Courier Journal: National Overdose Awareness Day: When battling addiction, harm reduction services saved me

The Northern Kentucky Tribune: International Overdose Awareness Day: Governor orders flags at state office buildings at half-staff

FOX 56 News: Why is Kentucky seeing a decline in fatal drug overdoses?

WKMS Radio News: As more teens overdose on fentanyl, schools face a drug crisis unlike any other

WHAS-TV 11: Narcan, an overdose reversal drug, will hit stores next week. Here’s what to know.

WKYT-TV: Bath Co. community members react to having most overdose deaths in Ky. last year

The Lexington Times: Madison County-based nonprofit receives $300K grant to combat overdoses

The Courier Journal: National Overdose Awareness Day: When battling addiction, harm reduction services saved me

Spectrum News 1 KY: Outreach groups offer recovery resources in Louisville

WLKY-TV: Advocates in Louisville call for action on International Overdose Awareness Day


STAT News: A big insurer decides to cover naloxone for overdose; will others follow?

The Los Angeles Times: Opinion: One overlooked way to fight opioid deaths? Give people something to do

U.S. News: Do Most Americans Know How to Help Loved Ones Battling Addictions? New Poll Says Yes

WBNG-TV: Broome County Health Department sees increase in suspected overdoses

AXIOS: OTC Narcan hitting shelves soon
Public Policy & Legislation Federal Legislation

H.R. 238 – Residential Substance Use Disorder Treatment Act of 2023
H.R.1359 – Modernizing Opioid Treatment Access Act
H.R. 3355 – Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Loan Repayment Program Reauthorization Act of 2023
H.R.3333 – FEND Off Fentanyl Act
H.R. 4099: SUPPORT Act
S.1235 – Bruce’s Law
S.606 – Protecting Americans from Dangerous Opioids Act
S.1532 – Alan T. Shao II Fentanyl Public Health Emergency and Overdose Prevention Act

Kentucky Government: Gov. Beshear Awards $2.1 Million in Grant Funding to Fight Drug Trafficking, Create Safer Communities 

The Hill: Biden administration announces $450M in funding to beat overdose epidemic

The Hill: Overdose deaths from counterfeit drugs at historically high levels, and rising: CDC
Upcoming Events

34th Annual Rally 4 Recovery – September 9, 2023 – University of Louisville

People Advocating Recovery Open House – September 15, 2023 – Louisville, Kentucky

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

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