- By Joe Sonka | Posted on January 18, 2019
The number of 911 calls reporting an overdose and patients receiving a dose of naloxone on those ambulance runs decreased significantly last year from the record high totals in 2017, according to figures provided by Louisville Emergency Medical Services. While these overdose statistics from...
- By Joe Sonka | Posted on January 10, 2019
State Sen. Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, filed legislation Wednesday that would require local health departments with a syringe exchange to operate on a one-for-one exchange model, thus forcing Louisville to end its need-based model that is widely held to be the best practice among public...
- By Joe Sonka | Posted on December 4, 2018
Both fatal and nonfatal drug overdoses in Louisville have significantly fallen in the first three quarters of this year compared with the record highs set in 2017, according to Insider Louisville’s review of records from the Jefferson County Coroner’s office and Louisville Emergency Medical...
- By Michael L. Jones | Posted on December 3, 2018
The Healing Place's new men's facility will increases its capacity to help homeless men recover from drug addiction but it still might not be enough.
New study finds Kentucky first in nation for children living with relatives, mass incarceration a major factorBy Jonathan Meador | Posted on October 24, 2018
An analysis of U.S. Census data has revealed that Kentucky ranks first in the nation for children living with relatives and places the blame at the feet of addiction and mass incarceration, according to state advocacy groups. Kentucky Youth Advocates said in a news...
- By Kentucky Press News Service | Posted on October 18, 2018
The landscape of fatal drug overdoses changed significantly in Kentucky between 2007 and 2016, a new assessment tool shows.
- By Kaiser Health News | Posted on September 17, 2018
Half as many people tried heroin for the first time in 2017 as in 2016, a U.S. report shows. Marijuana use increased among pregnant women and young adults.
- By Michael L. Jones | Posted on August 29, 2018
The role of government in combating the nation’s substance abuse epidemic was a major topic at the South Louisville Opioid Task Force at the Lynnhurst United Church of Christ on Tuesday night.
- By Joe Sonka | Posted on August 22, 2018
Louisville will soon launch a new pilot program to divert individuals addicted to opioids away from the criminal justice system and into treatment thanks to a $400,000 federal grant. This will be the state’s first Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program. The program first...
- By WLKY | Posted on August 6, 2018
By Morgan Lentes | WLKY The Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting a free conference to educate medical practitioners on the warning signs of opioid abuse. The Practitioner Diversion Awareness Conference is Monday and Tuesday at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville. Martin Redd, DEA diversion...