Intensive Outpatient Program Now Open

Intensive Outpatient Program Now Open

The principle behind most ASAM-based systems is to treat clients at the “least restrictive” level at which they can benefit.

The barriers that necessitate a higher level of care are usually in the last 3 ASAM dimensions: motivation or readiness; potential for relapse or continued use; and recovery environment. Often, that translates to a client strongly resistant to the idea of treatment, unlikely to remain abstinent, or burdened with a ‘recovery-unfriendly’ situation.

KENTUCKY CONTINUES TO BE AT THE CENTER OF THE NATIONAL OPIOID CRISIS

The national opioid overdose epidemic was declared a public health emergency in 2017, and the state of Kentucky continues to be in the spotlight of this crisis. We must work together to fight this battle as a significant epidemic or the Commonwealth will experience crippling economic, social and health repercussions in years to come.

Annual Coat Drive

Though it is fall, we are experiencing some cold temperatures in the Bluegrass state. I’m already feeling the chill of winter yet to come. While many of us look at a coat as an item that is meant to keep us warm, cozy, and stylish, there are plenty of less fortunate people who don't even have that basic necessity. 

Ethan Health is beginning our annual Coat Drive. Donating a winter coat is basically a no-effort way to do a good and charitable deed for someone else. Just make sure that it's in good, wearable condition and that you have cleaned out the pockets. Ideally, you'll even dry clean it before passing the coat on to its new owner, though most places won't require it.

If you're on the fence about whether or not to donate, first a peek in the closet: If you have any coats you haven't worn for years that are just taking up extra space, it's probably time to pass it on. Then, ask yourself this: "Could I still wear this jacket if I wasn't going to donate it?" If the answer is "yes," then it is still in quality condition and you should absolutely give it away to someone who will get better use out of it.

Once you have your pile of coats ready to go, stop by and drop them off at one of our Ethan Health locations! Your donation will keep someone warm and make them see the good in others this season.


CARF Survey

CARF Survey

CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.

Do you need help finding treatment?

Do you need help finding treatment?

“Near real-time availability of SUD treatment openings will significantly reduce the time spent by the public, healthcare providers, and other healthcare professionals searching for treatment openings by matching available treatment with individual needs,” said Terry Bunn, Ph.D., KIPRC director. 

Walgreens Sued By Kentucky For Alleged Role In Opioid Crisis

Walgreens Sued By Kentucky For Alleged Role In Opioid Crisis

The state of Kentucky is suing Walgreens, arguing that the pharmacy giant used “unlawful business practices” to fuel the state’s opioid crisis, CNN Money reports.

State Attorney General Andy Beshear claims that the retailer not only filled “massive” and “suspicious” orders of opioids, but failed to report those same orders to authorities.

Are Needle Exchange Programs beneficial?

Needle Exchange Programs are controversial but beneficial to our public health and safety. Today I met with our local Health Department staff to discuss partnership of community outreach projects. We were discussing an HIV awareness campaign in June and during that conversation I was truly educated on some interesting facts regarding the Needle Exchange Program. Needle Exchange Program participants have been found five times more likely to enter drug treatment than those who had never used an exchange. NEPs throughout the country have reduced HIV transmission rates by one-third to two-fifths. Although, all of us wish there wasn't a need for clean needles, there is. NEP do not promote drug use, they promote education and public safety.