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Important Information About Your Opioid Prescription

One-pager offering facts on prescription opioid usage for patients.
“This information is to help you better understand the risks and benefits of taking an opioid medication that is prescribed to you. It may also help you communicate better with your doctor or healthcare provider when discussing your pain management.”

Newsletter

July 2024

  • Peer Support Specialists Join CHI-Saint Joseph Health Mount Sterling and London
  • KYSOS Team Attends the 2024 Harm Reduction Summit
  • Upcoming Events/Webinars

Toolkit

KYSOS Hospital PR Toolkit

Participating hospitals should feel free to use the following resources to promote their involvement in the KYSOS program. If you have any questions about usage rights or other information, please contact Ginger Dreyer at KHA.

SecondChance,KY.GOV

SecondChance.KY.GOV

This website hosted by KY.GOV links people to second-chance jobs, education, and recovery resources. 

Help Lines

These numbers and websites may be useful for anyone seeking assistance or treatment for substance use disorders. 

Enables patients and family members to find information about available substance use disorder treatment options in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

Individuals seeking treatment for themselves or others – as well as family members who have questions or are in need of support – can call 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) toll-free or text HOPE to 96714 and speak with a specialist about available treatment services most relevant to their needs. All calls are confidential.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

Operation UNITE provides a toll-free Treatment Referral Line for anyone seeking assistance with a substance use disorder – 1-833-859-4357. 

The Kentucky OAR Hotline is staffed by nurses and pharmacists nationally certified in toxicology. A service of the Kentucky Poison Control Center, we are available 24 hours a day –  7 days a week. Call 1-800-854-6813.

Toll-free national overdose prevention, detection, life-saving crisis response and medical intervention services for people who use drugs while alone – 877-696-1996. Never Use Alone’s peer operators are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. No stigma. No judgment. Just love! 

Employer Resources

Kentucky Small Business Toolkit for hiring employees in recovery

Housing

The Kentucky Recovery Housing Network’s (KRHN) mission is to evaluate and improve standards and measures of quality for all levels of recovery residences.

Naloxone

The Naloxone Copay Program is the newest effort to continue to lower barriers to accessing naloxone in communities across the state. This program is 100% funded through a SAMHSA Grant H79TI083283.

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