Substance abuse and violence intervention

The Substance Abuse and Violence Intervention program works with community stakeholders and advocates in Lexington to:

  • Increase programming, opportunities, and resources that reduce drug related violence by teens and young adults;
  • Advocate for policy level change that leads to increased opportunities for ex-offenders, including increased access to employment, housing, counseling and education opportunities;
  • Decrease the stigma that inhibits recovery;
  • Advocate for and increase access to effective substance abuse services.

Substance abuse services locator

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Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment

Download the 2018 Opioid Needs Assessment

The Substance Abuse Intervention Program, in consultation with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, recently published the Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment. The assessment was designed to:

  • characterize impacts on health and behavioral health providers, first responders, and other services
  • identify the strengths of the service delivery system in response to the opioid epidemic
  • identify unmet needs or barriers to accessing available resources for individuals who misuse opioids

Life after Loss peer support group

Life after Loss is a peer support group where families and friends who have lost a loved one to an overdose can come together, share their stories and openly discuss the loved one lost.

Life after Loss meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Broadway Christian Church (187 N. Broadway). 

SAVI substance abuse committee meetings

Please email Amy Baker for meeting date, time and location.