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Indiana HIV outbreak has peaked, officials say
At the height of Indiana’s worst HIV outbreak, centered on the tiny rural town of Austin, health officials diagnosed as many as 22 new cases a week. more

Passages: Jim Gillen, pioneer of addiction recovery movement in RI, dies at 61
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jim Gillen, a founder of Rhode Island’s first recovery center who led a movement to bring compassion and services to people coping with addiction, died Saturday morning. He was 61. more

5 Myths About Medical Marijuana
At this point, marijuana is legal for medical use in nearly half of the country. But David Casarett, MD, author of the recently-released Stoned: A Doctor's Case For Medical Marijuana, wants to clear a few things up. more

Report: Ky drug overdose deaths rose in 2014
An infant and an 80-year-old person were among the victims of Kentucky’s drug overdose epidemic last year as the state saw its overall death toll jump 7 percent while deaths attributed to heroin remained at historic levels. more

Annual Rally for Recovery-Louisville, Sunday September 20, 2015, Louisville Water Tower Park. Stay tuned for details.


Why It's Time to UNITE to Face Addiction
Picture tens of thousands of people standing shoulder to shoulder on the National Mall. People in recovery from addiction, with their loved ones, families of loss, members of law enforcement, the faith community, educators, laborers, business people and college students, indeed, people of every color and orientation. more

Registration is now open for the 42nd annual Kentucky School of Alcohol and Other Drug Studies
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Why It's Time to UNITE to Face Addiction
Picture tens of thousands of people standing shoulder to shoulder on the National Mall. People in recovery from addiction, with their loved ones, families of loss, members of law enforcement, the faith community, educators, laborers, business people and college students, indeed, people of every color and orientation. more

As many as 8,200 people died from heroin overdoses in 2013 alone, according to a new CDC report.
Heroin overdose deaths in the United States nearly quadrupled between 2002 and 2013, fueled by lower costs as well as increased abuse of prescription opiate painkillers, U.S. health officials said on Tuesday. more

Hepatitis C Hits Young, Rural Drug Users Hard
Hepatitis C virus infections are skyrocketing among young people in rural areas where injection drug use is common. But resources for preventing the spread of the disease — from needle exchange programs to substance abuse treatment — are few and far between. more

Lexington, KY council OK's needle-exchange program
A needle-exchange program aimed at curbing the spread of hepatitis and HIV in Fayette County will likely be started by Labor Day weekend. The Lexington Urban County Council unanimously approved a resolution Thursday to establish the program. more

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