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Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Public News Service - KY: Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention

Group counseling is an important part of substance-abuse recovery. (Adobe Stock)<br /><br />

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The coronavirus has upended the community-based model that recovery centers use to help individuals battling addiction. Research shows social isolation can lead to relapse. Add job loss, lack of child care and worry about contracting COVID-19, and it's a stressful mix for the est

The 2019 Kentucky Health Issues Poll asked Kentucky adults questions about pain-medication misuse and whether they believe addiction is a disease. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- More Kentuckians report knowing someone who is misusing prescription pain medication, according to a new poll. Colleen Desmond, a researcher at Interact for Health, the group that conducted the survey, said the findings indicate prescription drug misuse continues to be a persisten

A farm in Berea has partnered with a local substance-abuse treatment center to help women in recovery with job training. (Facebook/Sustainable Berea)

BEREA, Ky. — A pilot program in Berea where women in recovery learn job skills through farming saw its first batch of graduates this month. Harvesting Hope is a partnership between Sustainable Berea and Liberty Place, a recovery center for women in Richmond, along with several local business

Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky decreased by 15% in 2018, yet fentanyl continues to be a killer. (Adobe Stock)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – For the first time since 2013, drug overdose deaths among Kentucky residents are on the decline, according to a report released by the state Office of Drug Control Policy. The 15% drop is a turning point from the more than 1,400 Kentuckians who overdosed and died in 2017.

One Kentucky restaurant that hires people in recovery from addiction is sharing its model with other businesses. (DV8 Kitchen/Facebook)

LEXINGTON, Ky. – DV8 Kitchen, a restaurant and bakery focused on hiring and training people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, is now teaching other Kentucky businesses how to do the same. The two-day event happens next week in Lexington. Owner Rob Perez says he hopes to lessen the

Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Co. in Hindman, Ky., will make high-end artisan guitars and other instruments. (@blondsoul/Twenty20)

HINDMAN, Ky. – A manufacturer of musical instruments in Knott County opens its doors next month. And Troublesome Creek Stringed Instrument Company plans to employ people in recovery from addiction. Doug Naselroad knows mountain instruments. He's spent decades making custom guitars, mandoli

A new program in Hazard, Ky., will offers paid on-the-job training in housing construction to people in recovery from substance abuse. (@reinasierra/Twenty20)

HAZARD, Ky. — A new job training program in Eastern Kentucky will teach people in recovery from substance abuse how to build homes. The Housing Development Alliance, a non-profit organization in Hazard, has partnered with Perry County drug court and Hickory Hill Recovery Center to provide on

Dentists write nearly half of all opioid prescriptions for adolescents. (lira_n4/Twenty20.com)

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Oral health is a key component in fighting the opioid epidemic, and dental professionals and their patients in Kentucky are encouraged to take a more proactive role in prevention. Dentists and oral surgeons write 12 percent of all opioid prescriptions. While often necessary

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