Tuesday, 01 06, 2015
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that heroin overdose reversal kits will be purchased for Kentucky hospitals with the highest rates of heroin overdose deaths. Overdose patients will receive a kit free of charge when they leave the hospital, so they or a loved one can prevent another overdose event and possibly save a life. The funding is provided through the Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory Committee (SATAC).
“Heroin has harrowing impacts on people who use it, as well as on their families and their communities. Many hospitals in Kentucky see multiple overdose victims every day,” said Gov. Beshear. “These kits, once in the community, can allow a friend or family member to reverse a heroin overdose almost immediately. It’s a literal lifesaver as families forge a path toward recovery.”
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