Kentucky News

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

By Melissa Patrick | Kentucky Health News      A panel of survivors, drug-recovery experts and providers lauded Kentucky’s 5 percent reduction in drug-overdose deaths between 2021 and 2022 on a Kentucky Educational Television program, “Disrupting Addiction: A KET Forum,” but said there is still more work to do.       Host[Read More…]

Addiction Recovery Care’s unique approach to addiction treatment

Amelia Ickes | Wednesday, July 26th, 2023  Kentucky recently ranked first in adult access to mental health, but fourth in drug overdose rates across the United States. Among the organizations addressing this disparity is Addiction Recovery Care, which offers the full continuum of addiction treatment across its 19 residential centers and 11 outpatient centers. Its first[Read More…]

New addiction recovery outreach opens in Pikeville

By Buddy Forbes and Jordan Mullins Published: Jul. 25, 2023 at 5:50 PM EDT PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) – A new addiction recovery outreach has recently opened in Pikeville and is working to change the model for addressing the issues. Protea Behavioral Health Counseling operates on a ‘barrier reduction’ model, which works to reintegrate its[Read More…]