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Heroin epidemic state’s chief public health focus

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By Randy Patrick

 

Almost one in five adults in Kentucky has a friend or family member who has problems from using heroin, according to a newly released survey.

The Health Issues Poll of 1,580 adults conducted last fall by Interact for Kentucky and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky also found that nearly three in 10 know someone with a prescription painkiller problem.

It’s an epidemic Kentucky’s state epidemiologist, Dr. Jonathan Ballard, talked about during interviews with PLG TV-13 and The Kentucky Standard Tuesday.


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