Episode 28: Opioid Addiction: An Integrated Approach to Prevention and Treatment
The opioid epidemic has hit Lexington hard. In 2015, when overdose deaths increased by 7.6% in Kentucky, we saw a 30% jump. But there is hope. Lexington is taking a realistic, integrated approach, with law enforcement, prevention, and treatment professionals working together in the face of this public health crisis. Sharon Tankersley of the Bluegrass Prevention Center discusses programs to educate kids, adults, and especially families to make them more resilient—boosting our immunity to the disease of addiction.