Kentucky Gets $10M Grant To Focus On Drug Addiction Help

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to help with the state’s drug addiction epidemic.

The Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities will implement a new project with two regional providers – Centerstone in Louisville and Mountain Comprehensive Care in eastern Kentucky.

Centerstone CEO Tony Zipple says the centers will be focused on developing a more effective approach to people struggling with drug addiction.

The project will take shape next month with the formation of local implementation teams and advisory councils, according to a release from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Kentucky was one of three states chosen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to receive the grant.