New overdose trend, a deeper look

Recently we told you that new preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a promising trend as overdoses appear to have declined across Kentucky and the nation each of the last three months.

According to the report, the Commonwealth has seen a slight but steady decrease in the number of estimated overdose deaths in all but one of the 12-month periods since September 2021.

Addiction Recovery Care’s Chief Administration Officer, Matt Brown, sat down with WKYT to analyze the report. 

In June, Governor Andy Beshear announced the “Recovery Ready Communities” program, WKYT reports it will patients receive care at no cost. Kentucky was one of four states that were part of a study looking to identify effective intervention.

Brown will also appear on WKYT Sunday morning for a 30 minute episode of Newsmakers with anchor Bill Bryant where they will discuss addiction, recovery and tips to living a sober but fun life in 2023.