Kentucky is among the top ten states with the highest opioid-related overdose deaths. In 2016, there were 989 opioid-related overdose deaths in Kentucky—a rate of 23.6 deaths per 100,000 persons and nearly double the national rate. (1)
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A directory at the national and state level. It lists 24 locations across the state of KY to find Opioid Treatment Programs.
A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
- ACP free webinar on Safe Opioid prescribing strategies
- How to Use the New CDC Guidelines on Opioids for Treatment - On Demand Webinar
- The Intersection of Opioid Abuse, Overdose, and Suicide: The Role of Chronic Pain Part 2
- The Intersection of Opioid Abuse, Overdose, and Suicide: Understanding the Connections Part 1
- Engaging People with Lived Experience of Substance Misuse to Strengthen Prevention Efforts
- Prevention and Harm Reduction: Opportunities for Collaboration to Address Opioid-Related Overdose
- Collaborating to Prevent Prescription Drug Misuse and Overdose: A State-Level Perspective
- A Critical Look at Intergenerational Trauma and Substance Misuse: Implications for Prevention
- Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Preventing Substance Misuse
- Getting the Message Right! Considerations for Media Campaigns to Prevent Opioid Misuse and Overdose
- Certification of Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)
- The Opioid Epidemic- The Addiction Center
- Treatments for Substance Use Disorders
- "The Opioid Crisis at a Glance" Infographic
- Viral Hepatitis—A Very Real Consequence of Substance Use
- The President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis
- Opioid Pain Medicines for Cancer Pain
In The News
- Q&A with Truth Initiative CEO and president Robin Koval: Opioid education and prevention campaign
- The Role of Community Health Centers in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
- Overcoming Data-Sharing Challenges in the Opioid Epidemic - A guide for primary care practices
- Ashland Middle School students invent device to pick up needles, win $150,000 technology grant for school
- Lexington restaurant gives people with addictions second chance
- Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky rose 11.5% in 2017; highest rates in Estill, Kenton, Campbell, Boyd, Mason, Jessamine
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Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org (link is external)
24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.
SAMHSA's National Helpline
Also known as, the Treatment Referral Routing Service, this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call this toll-free number to be connected to the nearest crisis center for information, support, and counseling.
Veteran's Crisis Line
Website: www.veteranscrisisline.net (link is external)
Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
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