First methadone clinic in northern Ky. opens

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The first full-service substance-abuse treatment center that offers methadone therapy has opened in northern Kentucky.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports NKY Med Clinic opened this month in Covington and instantly had hundreds of addicts and families reaching out for help.

The clinic opened as the region fights a heroin epidemic and the number of overdose deaths has skyrocketed. Leaders battling illegal drugs welcomed the center.

Van Ingram, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, said the clinic is one of 12 across the state and the only one in northern Kentucky.

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