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September 10, 2016
Enjoy live music, family friendly activities, recovery stories, appetizers, and more!
Muhammad Ali Center Plaza 144 N. 6th St., Louisville, KY
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Heroin antidote without prescription at Kroger
Tim McGurk, public affairs manager for the chain's Louisville Division, told the Courier-Journal Monday that all area pharmacies can now dispense naloxone [pronounced nah-lox-own], which can quickly restore breathing after an overdose of heroin, more
Effort to crack down on heroin dealers showing results, prosecutor says
An effort to get long federal prison sentences for drug dealers whose illegal sales kill or injure people is showing results as abuse of heroin gets worse in Kentucky, according to authorities. more
Fears grow as heroin seeps into Appalachia
Growing up in the hardscrabble hills of Appalachia, Bobby Vaughn began popping painkillers at 15-years-old, sneaking them from his injured coal miner dad. That was the start of a three-decade-long addiction to any drug available: OxyContin, cocaine, meth – and beginning a year ago, heroin. more
Join us on September 20th at 7:30pm for a screening of the new film directed by Greg Williams,
Generation Found! We are hosting the screening at the Village 8 Theater on Dutchmans Lane! Tickets are on sale for $11 and it is simple to purchase online! Follow the Link below to reserve your tickets today! https://gathr.us/screening/16736
Grand Opening For Bowling Green Addiction Clinic
Men suffering with addiction in our area now have a safe space to go. August 10th the "Men's Addiction Recovery" campus on 1791 Old Louisville Road in Bowling Green held it's official opening. more
Beginning August 1, 2016, any person who enters the Jeffersontown Police Department and requests help with their addiction to opiates will be immediately screened into our Angel Program for placement in a local treatment facility.
As a police-led and volunteer supported initiative, officers will connect people with substance use disorders to treatment options in the community, while volunteer “Angels” support participants during the intake process. more
Study: Secondhand Marijuana Smoke Worse Than Cigarettes
econdhand marijuana smoke may damage your blood vessels even more than cigarette smoke. That’s according to a new study from the American Heart Association. In the study, arteries in rats that inhaled secondhand marijuana smoke for one minute carried blood less efficiently for at least 90 minutes. more
Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle
A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin. more