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Addressing overcrowding in jails through treatment and recovery programs

Addressing overcrowding in jails through treatment and recovery programs

Louisville Metro Corrections is, by default, one of the largest mental health, addictions treatment and detox facilities in the state. A combination of lessened funding for in-patient psychiatric treatment coupled with a growing drug epidemic has put additional pressure on corrections facilities to house an increasingly complex inmate population. Of the 33,000 plus individuals who

A way out of the revolving door

New treatment method gives mentally ill a chance at recovery while living independently, with family or in supportive housing. There are a variety of treatment options for severe and persistent mental illness, but many people experience symptoms so great they are unable to access healthcare services voluntarily. They often end up homeless, incarcerated or involuntarily

Advocacy Update: 2015 legislative session packed full of promise for improving delivery of care in behavioral health

The 2015 Kentucky Legislative Session has the opportunity to have a significant impact on the behavioral health community in Kentucky.  From front page stories like the heroin epidemic to licensing and reimbursement issues, our legislators are considering action to improve the delivery of care in the increasingly important behavioral health sector. The legislative session kicked