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‘SOTC’: Panel Discusses Opioid Addiction Crisis In Kentucky

Posted at 12:24 PM, May 05, 2019

(LEX 18) — LEX 18’s “State of the Commonwealth” convened a panel to discuss the opioid crisis that is ravaging communities in Kentucky and across America.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 1,400 Kentuckians suffered opioid-related deaths in 2017, a rate that’s almost double the national average.

Joining us to talk about the crisis: Jerod Thomas, president and CEO of Shepherd’s House; Madison County Judge-Executive Reagan Taylor; Amanda Fallin-Bennett, a researcher at the University of Kentucky and a program director at Voices of Hope; and Van Ingram, the executive director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

For more information:

Shepherd’s House:

Run for Recovery:

Help Line for opioid addiction: 8338-KY-HELP

State Resource for Recovery:

Voices of Hope: