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Dear member or affiliate of PAR,

We are conducting a research study about Kentucky community stakeholder knowledge of overdose, the overdose medication naloxone (also called Narcan), and willingness to assist in an overdose. You are being asked to participate because you are a member or affiliate of the group People Advocating Recovery.

This survey will take approximately 3-10 minutes.

You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking the link below or copying and pasting it:

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Fallin, PhD, RN at 859-317-3621 or

Mike Barry
CEO-People Advocating Recovery

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New marijuana drug 'Wax' looks and feels like lip balm
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'Spice' overdoses prompt state of emergency in N.H.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency Thursday after more than 40 people overdosed on synthetic cannabinoid, also known as "spice." more

Robin Williams' death reignites depression and addiction debate
Years of research and mountains of evidence show that addiction and depression are bona fide diseases, and that suicide or the accidental overdose are not choices but biological compulsions beyond the person’s control. more

Detoxing from heroin at home
Are you or a loved one ready for recovery from heroin addiction? Are you ready to begin the journey towards being clean? Recovery requires one step at a time, the first one being a thorough detox process. more

Addiction showcases the brain’s flexibility
Every day sees a new research article on addiction, be it cocaine, heroin, food or porn. Each one takes a specific angle on how addiction works in the brain. more

Drug overdose deaths in 2013 increased in Fayette; Eastern Kentucky rates are state's highest
A report issued by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy showed that the state's largest increase in the raw number of overdose fatalities last year occurred in Fayette County, with 86 deaths in 2013, up from 74 in 2012. more

Bill aims to address drug-dependent babies

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell introduced a bill on Thursday that aims to reduce the number of babies born withdrawing from opiates because of their mothers' addictions. more

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