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Unfortunately, the state of Kentucky has recently seen a huge rise in the number of fatalities relating to drugs, particularly prescription painkillers. In fact, it ranked third in the country for overdoses, fifth for non-medical prescription medication use, and 11th for prescription painkiller sales. The statistics for drug abuse in Kentucky are abysmal, therefore, and Lexington is trying to take action to combat this.
The Community Approach
Lexington has taken the approach to "help the hurting" as a community. This targets the opioid epidemic in particular, but can be applied to all other forms of addiction and substance abuse as well. The toolkit is readily accessible by all stakeholders, from community members to detox and rehab treatment facilities.
The toolkit has been created through a partnership between various local organizations and the government and is supported by The Elswicks Family, the Lexington Fayette County Health Department, the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, and the Office of Drug Control Policy. The group originally came together in Lexington in 2014 and created the "Hope in the Face of Addiction" video, which was aimed to address the stigma around substance abuse and addiction. These efforts were designed to let people gain a greater understanding about the disease of addiction, fostering thoughtful and healthy dialogue to encourage recovery. The project was incredibly successful and continues to be used in schools, community centers, hospitals, treatment centers, and more.
In fact, the effort was so successful that it has been built on even more, creating pocket cards and posters to facilitate discussion around substance abuse and addiction. These resources have helped countless people understand that help for addiction is out there, regardless of the substance they are addicted to, and regardless of how often they have tried before.
Unfortunately, despite significant efforts to combat the drug and alcohol abuse epidemic in Kentucky as a whole and Lexington in particular, the statistics continue to be quite negative. Reports have shown that:
Lexington continues to push forward its agenda of making addiction and intervention more discussable. In ensuring that everybody knows that addiction is a disease and not a lifestyle choice, it is hoped that more people will be able to seek the treatment that they need. Meanwhile a lot of efforts are also being made to improve quality of care in inpatient and outpatient rehab facilities.
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