Op-eds & Guest Essays

Remember opioid crisis? It’s gotten worse.

Narcan, generically known as naloxone and used to revive people who overdose on opioids, may not reverse an overdose on xylazine, an animal tranquilizer that has found its way to the streets. Matt Rourke, AP Photo Researchers say a series of interventions appear to help with overdose deaths, but warn[Read More…]

Opinion: $42M for psychedelics research is not how Kentucky should be fighting opioid addiction

On May 31, Kentucky’s Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission announced that it will be allocating approximately $42 million from the state’s Opioid Settlement Fund to research the psychedelic drug, ibogaine. This decision — framed as a way to combat opioid dependence in the future — is misguided, and funds could be used in a number of ways[Read More…]

Today’s Fentanyl-Driven Addiction Crisis Requires All-Hands-On-Deck Approach

By Tim Robinson Tim Robinson is president and CEO of Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), which offers treatment and recovery services throughout Kentucky. Every day in the United States, more than 270 people die from drug overdoses. That’s one person roughly every five minutes. Behind these staggering statistics are real people—mothers,[Read More…]