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Bevin Proclaims This Week National Addiction Week

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Governor Matt Bevin, has signed a proclamation, declaring this week, National Addiction Treatment Week in Kentucky. 

The initiative raises addiction and recovery awareness. Kentucky is ranked fifth in the nation in drug overdose death rates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were nearly 1500 drug overdose deaths in 2016, and nearly 1400 alcohol related deaths. 

The initiative is sponsored by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. 
 

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