On January 6, Attorney General Jack Conway, joined by Governor Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear, and House Speaker Greg Stumbo, announced that more than $32 million recovered in settlements with two pharmaceutical companies will be used throughout Kentucky to expand substance abuse treatment, including opiate addictions.
According to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Kentucky currently only has one-tenth of the treatment beds it needs. This historic settlement has the ability to save lives and save communities across the commonwealth that are being impacted by the devastating effects of substance abuse and addiction.
Approximately $20 million from the settlement fund has been allocated for KY Kids Recovery, a juvenile substance abuse treatment grant program developed with the express purpose of expanding treatment beds at existing facilities across Kentucky and creating new juvenile treatment programs.
To view additional information about the grant program and download the KY Kids Recovery Request for Information (RFI), click here. RFIs are due March 31, 2014.
To view the KY Kids Recovery PSA featuring Attorney General Conway and Gov. Beshear, click here.