On May 24, 2016, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear presented KVC Kentucky with $400,000 to continue it’s work in treating adolescents with substance abuse addiction. A core mission of the Office of the Attorney General and KVC is to support Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens such as children. In 2014, KVC Kentucky was awarded $2 million from the KY Kids Recovery program which exists to expand substance abuse treatment for teens in every region of Kentucky.
KVC Kentucky Vice President Regina Klyachkin accepted the check from the Attorney General in Hazard, KY in the presence of several excited KVC staff members, as well as 84th District State Representative Fitz Steele, Mayor Jimmy Lindon of Hazard, and Judge Alexander.
“I am pleased and honored to be able to announce that KVC Kentucky and other deserving agencies throughout the Commonwealth will soon be receiving proceeds from a recent court settlement between the Commonwealth and a major pharmaceutical company,” Beshear said. “KVC Kentucky was chosen because of its proven track record of providing excellent substance abuse treatment and behavioral health services to struggling adolescents.”
In the recently passed state budget, lawmakers appropriated funds recovered from the Purdue Pharma case to 15 different recovery facilities and drug treatment centers that provide a variety of services throughout the Commonwealth. Beshear noted that substance abuse is Kentucky’s most overwhelming, pervasive problem, and that public officials must support proven and effective programs like those provided by KVC if the state wants to end substance abuse and assist Kentucky families.
Elizabeth Croney, President of KVC Kentucky stated, “Substance abuse and addiction are the most costly and destructive epidemics facing the Commonwealth. KVC is fully committed to working on the front lines with children and families to stop this tide of destruction. This funding from the Attorney General will provide crucial support for these efforts. We are very grateful!”
To learn more about KVC Kentucky’s Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment services and other services we provide, visit our website.
Attorney General Beshear’s full press releases are available on his official website.