Frankfort, KY. – Officials from the state Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Office of Drug Control Policy, Kentuckians in recovery and recovery advocates were part of 300 who took part in the Walk for Recovery march on Wednesday at the Capitol Building.
Van Ingram, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, told the crowd on the front steps of the Capitol that for the first time in years, there was good news on the number of Kentuckians who died of a drug overdose.
“We saw a reduction of about five percent in overdose deaths across the nation, but in Kentucky we went down 15 percent,” he said. “That’s 233 families that didn’t have to lose a loved one. That’s 233 Kentuckians who are still with us.”
To read more about this event, check out the full article published by KentuckyToday.com.