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UK given grant extension for treating adolescent substance abuse
The University of Kentucky received a grant extension for its model clinic program to treat adolescent substance abuse. Adolescent Health and Recovery Treatment and Training started in fall 2014, said Catherine Martin, director of the division of child and adolescent psychiatry and the principle investigator for the program. more
Kentucky sees significant growth in hepatitis C infections among women 15 to 44
Kentucky saw a dramatic increase in the rate of hepatitis C infections among women ages 15-44 in recent years, according to a new federal report that offers further evidence of growing problems in the state from intravenous drug use. more
Largest Addiction Caucus Ever to Take Place During a DNC Draws Hundreds in Philadelphia
"This is not a Democrat or Republican disease," Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said. "This disease doesn't care what side you're on." more
Treating pain without feeding addiction: Study shows promise of non-drug pain management. Approach could help confront nation's opioid addiction epidemic.
It's a Catch-22 with potentially deadly consequences: People trying to overcome addiction can't get treatment for their pain, because the most powerful pain medicines also carry an addiction risk. more
Needle exchanges spread in Kentucky as outbreak threat grows
Programs allowing intravenous drug users to exchange dirty syringes for clean ones are spreading in Kentucky as communities confront growing heroin abuse and concerns over the potential for disease outbreaks caused by addicts sharing needles. So far, health departments and local governments in 13 counties have approved needle exchanges, and 11 are in operation, according to the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services and local officials. more
Heroin laced with elephant sedative found in Hamilton County
Hamilton County health officials are issuing an urgent warning about a drug combination that is 10,000 times more potent than pure heroin. Carfentanil, a powerful opioid intended for sedating large animals, has been discovered in local supplies of heroin, the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition announced Friday. more
Connecticut Filmmakers Make Pitch For Recovery High Schools
Two Connecticut men who made a film tracking a recovery high school in Houston over the course of two years said Connecticut needs to jump on board if it’s serious about battling drug addiction. more