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Mother uses Ky. law to pull daughter from heroin
Casey's Law allows parents to petition the court to order an adult into involuntary drug treatment. Candice Williamson was getting sick from withdrawal. She craved a fix, but she was at her parents' house in Bromley, Ky. more

Local company helps parents combat drugs with K-9's
Appropriately named ‘The Last Chance’ it's designed to help children and teenagers stop abusing drugs before facing charges or seeing the inside of a jail cell. more

Kentucky House panel OKs bill to combat synthetic drugs
The legislation represents the latest fight in an ongoing campaign to combat Kentucky's drug addiction woes. In past years, the focus was on heroin, methamphetamine and prescription pill abuse. more

Lifesaving Heroin Antidote To Be Sold Over The Counter At More CVS Stores
Ohio and New York have been added to a growing list of states in which CVS pharmacies are selling a heroin overdose antidote without a prescription.  more

Obama seeks $1.1 billion to fight heroin and opioid addiction
President Barack Obama called Tuesday for $1.1 billion in new federal money to combat the growing abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers in the U.S. more

Emergency visits by youth for mental health, addiction rise by 32 percent over six years
Demand for child and youth mental health care has been steadily rising throughout the health care system in Ontario, Canada, with the biggest growth being felt in emergency departments.  more

Overdose Reversal Drug Now Available To Every U.S. High School Free Of Charge
Any high school in the U.S. that wants to carry an emergency opioid overdose reversal kit will now be able to get one free of charge, thanks to a new initiative announced Monday by the Clinton Foundation and the drug's manufacturer. more

College Marijuana Use Linked With Skipped Classes, Lower Grades, Late Graduation
A new study finds marijuana use in the first year of college can lead to students missing classes. The more frequently a student uses marijuana, the more they tend to skip class, earn lower grades, and graduate later. more

Expungement wisely offers a second chance (Editorial)
Essentially disqualifying almost 100,000 Kentuckians from holding a job because of a past mistake hurts more than just the individuals. That is why the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has joined efforts to expand the number of people who would be eligible to wipe their criminal records clean. more

Jessamine needle-exchange program likely to start in April
Nicholasville-Jessamine County last week became the fourth community in Kentucky to adopt a needle-exchange program. Under the program, addicts exchange used needles for clean, sterile ones at the local health department. The goal is to slow the spread of hepatitis and HIV, which can be passed from one person to another through shared needles. more

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