A new study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment details the experiences of Black adults in drug treatment and their providers. The study authors hope it will inform changes to promote successful recovery and healing.
Deadly drug overdose mortality rates among Black people In Kentucky increased by nearly 117% — from 21.2 deaths for every 100,000 people in 2016 to 46.0 per 100,000 in 2020, according to new research published in the journal Public Health Reports.
More than two years into the University of Kentucky’s $87 million HEALing Communities Study (HCS) to address the opioid epidemic in Kentucky, it is possible to see the life-changing impacts it has already made in the eight counties of the study’s first wave.
Experts on the front lines of the nation’s opioid and addiction crises will share their work in the field of opioid use disorder research, treatment and prevention this week at the 2022 Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta April 18-22.
Gov. Andy Beshear announced that through a federal grant the Commonwealth of Kentucky and UK are administering Narcan, a brand name for the medicine naloxone, in 16 counties at no cost to help reduce overdose deaths.
For this “UK at the Half,” Lisa Cassis, vice president for research at the University of Kentucky, shares how leaders across campus came together to find a path forward for research during the COVID-19 pandemic.