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Kentucky Counties Ranked by Drug Overdose Mortality and Morbidity Risk Score, 2018

Each county was ranked by combination score based on mortality and morbidity indicators. The mortality indicators included the number and crude rate of fatal drug overdoses. Morbidity indicators included the crude rate of drug overdose emergency department encounters and the refusal rate per 10,000 emergency services runs where the patient decline transport to the emergency department.

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State-Academic Partnership Helps Kentuckians "Find Help Now" for Addiction

A new website will provide a vital link for Kentucky health care providers, court officials, families and individuals seeking options for substance abuse treatment and recovery. Find Help Now KY ( will deliver real-time information about available space in substance use disorder treatment program, and guide users to the right type of treatment for their needs.

Health Department Provides 144 Free Narcan Kits in 1st Community Class

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department provided 144 naloxone kits Tuesday at its first class to train the community on the overdose-reversing medication. Due to overwhelming demand, the health department plans to hold additional community classes to be announced soon.

There is More Than One Opioid Crisis - FiveThirtyEight

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center is one of the organizations trying to put the puzzle pieces together. A partnership between the state Public Health Department and the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, the center is investigating the causes of the state's drug overdoses to help policymakers make more educated decisions about how to tackle the crisis.