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UK HEALing Communities strategy fast-tracked due to COVID-19; study organized into six phases

By Allison Perry University of Kentucky Since the $87 million HEALing Communities Study was announced just more than a year ago, the University of Kentucky and its community and state partners have been working diligently to lay the groundwork to get the project up and running. The ambitious study is organized into six phases, beginning with the basic preparations and leading into actual implementation...

Department of Corrections launches aftercare program for inmates recovering from substance use disorder

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley joined with the state Department of Corrections (DOC) this week to announce the first-ever aftercare program within a Kentucky prison, providing a new system of support, mentoring and peer accountability for offenders in recovery from a substance use disorder. The innovative program, known as SOAR (Supporting Others in Active Recovery), focuses on relapse prevention,...