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Beechland Baptist Church Battles Stigma of Addiction with 2018 Addiction Summit

Beechland Baptist Church in Louisville had a busy summer, planning its first Addiction Summit to raise awareness of substance use disorder in the local community, counteract the stigma of addiction, and educate the public about the nationwide opioid epidemic. “The idea behind the event was, you can’t force someone into recovery, but you can build … Continued

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Beacon House Rep Explores Link Between Addiction and Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a violent crime, one that imposes serious health concerns not only on its victims, but on whole communities. While some might think that human trafficking only occurs in Third World countries, it is surprisingly prevalent in Kentucky, due to its association with substance abuse, which has ravaged parts of the Bluegrass State. … Continued

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Kentucky’s Work Requirements for Medicaid Coverage: What It Means for Addicts

Earlier this year, Kentucky became the first state to win federal approval to impose work requirements as a condition of its Medicaid coverage, possibly complicating the access that Medicaid enrollees in the state have to addiction treatment and other services. Over the next few weeks, beneficiaries of Kentucky’s Medicaid program between the ages of 19 … Continued

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The Heroin Epidemic in Kentucky

Kentucky is known worldwide for its Kentucky Derby, coal mines, and fried chicken. What it’s lesser known for is the devastating effect that heroin is having on families. Unfortunately, Kentucky is on par with significantly increasing national trends in heroin use and fatalities caused by overdose. According to the 2016 Overdose Fatality Report issued from … Continued

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What to expect when you call JourneyPure

You’re searching treatment options for yourself or for a loved one. It all seems so daunting and overwhelming. You’ve searched websites and you still have questions. Perhaps you even called the facility, only to have the phone ring and ring with no answer. Sadly, not all treatment centers are the same. And some don’t offer … Continued

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