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Eastern Kentucky is at the heart of the opioid crisis in the United States. Based on the statistics given by the National Institution of Drug Abuse (NIH), Kentucky is among the top ten states with the highest opioid-related overdose deaths. In 2015, Kentucky providers wrote 97.0 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons (4.47 million prescriptions). In the same year, the average U.S. rate was 70 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons (IMS Health, 2016). ARO believes God has strategically positioned us to be part of the solution one life at a time. ARO is blessed to be partnered with Addiction Recovery Care (www.arccenters.com) to house an outpatient facility on our campus beginning the spring of 2019.
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