Bevin Announces Addiction Treatment Website, Campaign

Feb 4, 2018

Credit J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced a new website for Kentuckians to find help for drug addiction and search for treatment centers.

During a news conference on Friday, Bevin said state and federal governments have to come up with solutions to the opioid addiction crisis.

“This is an epidemic in America, but starting at the federal level on down, there’s starting to be recognition of the fact that it’s not going to go away without our help. And we’ll get it done,” said Bevin.

Bevin has launched FindHelpNowKY.org, a search engine that allows users to find treatment centers based on location, facility type and type of treatment needed. The website also shows which facilities have openings.

In 2016, more than 1,400 people died of overdoses from opioids like prescription painkillers and heroin in Kentucky.