Kentucky Drugs

heroin epidemic
4:00 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Update on NKY heroin problem

Credit Northern Kentucky Drug Task Force

A Northern Kentucky task force put together to respond to the region's heroin epidemic will update the public on its work Tuesday evening.  

Lynne Saddler is with the Northern Kentucky Health Department and is co-chairing the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact Response Task Force.

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heroin
3:47 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

NKY's plan to stabilize & reverse heroin epidemic

The report says "The impact of the heroin epidemic on NKY is unprecedented."
Northern Kentucky Drug Task Force

The task force studying Northern Kentucky's increasing heroin problem recommends a combination of increased police presence, legislation and prevention, treatment and recovery. The four-year plan to stabilize and reverse the epidemic, called Northern Kentucky's Collective Response to the Heroin Epidemic, is expected to cost $4 million.

The problem:

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Prescription drop off
12:28 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Kentucky has more places to dispose of old prescriptions

If your medicine cabinet is overflowing with old or unused medications, you now have a place to dispose of them safely.  Kentucky now has almost 150 permanent prescription drug disposal locations in the state. 

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