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Kentucky State Police Angel Initiative Offers Addiction Treatment

Thursday, March 1, 2018

by SurfKY News Group

FRANKFORT, Ky. (3/1/18) — Gov. Matt Bevin joined Kentucky State Police today to announce the launch of the Angel Initiative. The Angel Initiative encourages individuals suffering with a substance use disorder to visit a local KSP post for assistance with treatment.

The program encourages individuals seeking addiction treatment to visit a KSP post, where he or she will be paired with a local officer who will assist with locating an appropriate treatment program. It is completely voluntary, and the individual will not be arrested or charged with any violations if he or she agrees to participate in treatment. The program will be operated in conjunction with Gov. Bevin’s “Don’t Let Them Die” campaign, aimed at raising awareness of the opioid epidemic and offering treatment resources to fight addiction.