Casey’s Law in Kentucky
The epidemic of addiction is a destructive force tearing families and the nation at large apart-Casey's Law can help with that issue. According to the National Center for Health Statistics and the Center for Disease Control, in 2016 there were more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths, marking the highest amount of deaths from drug overdose ever recorded in the United States. For reference, that number surpassed the number of motor vehicle deaths from 2015, the number of AIDS related deaths from the worst year of the AIDS crisis, and the number of American casualties from the Vietnam War. For many addicts, the choice to enter into treatment is not an easy one to make. Casey’s Law, a piece of legislation from Kentucky in 2004, was passed in order to make mandatory treatment a reality for those suffering from addiction.