SAMHSA to award nearly $1 billion dollars in new grants to address the nations opioid crisis

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SAMHSA: READ FULL ARTICLE HERE Wednesday, December 14, 2016 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) today announced the availability of new funding to combat the prescription opioid and heroin crisis. The funds, made available through the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants, will provide up to…

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Look up where to find Naloxone in Kentucky

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Article by Terry DeMio,  “The Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy partnered with the Advancing Pharmacy Practice in Kentucky Coalition, the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy and the Kentucky Board of Pharmacy to develop the website.” “The state launched the website KyStopOverdoses.ky.gov on Wednesday, which allows people to search for pharmacies…

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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

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A must read – the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health. To end the crisis we must begin Facing Addiction in America. “Today, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a landmark report – the first time a U.S. Surgeon General has dedicated a report to substance misuse and related disorders….

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WDRB LOUISVILLE NEWS REPORT: School districts considering stocking heroin overdose antidote

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WDRB NEWS REPORT: School districts considering stocking heroin overdose antidote FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB) — As the new school year begins, Kentucky school districts are considering whether to stock naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, an opioid-blocker that can be given in the event of a heroin or prescription painkiller overdose….

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