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Supporting treatment and recovery in human services programs

In 2017, the rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in Kentucky was almost 28 per 100,000 people, nearly twice as high as the national average of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 people. Trends in opioid-related overdose deaths in Kentucky largely mirror the patterns seen in the United States as a whole. As in Kentucky, the rise of opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States has occurred to date in three waves; first with prescription opioids, then with heroin, and most recently with synthetic opioids.

Takeaway:

  • A comprehensive assessment program that identifies all barriers to work and is coordinated with other systems offers promise in helping low-income women with substance use disorder and other issues become self-sufficient.

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Health, Mental Health & Substance Abuse

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