September has been declared “Recovery Month” in Kentucky. Governor Matt Bevin, in signing the proclamation, said he wanted “to encourage more people to seek and embark on a path of recovery.” According to the 2017 Overdose Fatality Report released this summer by the Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet, 1,565 people died as a result of a drug overdose – an increase from 1,404 people in 2016. Bevin stated that the National Survey on Drug Use and Health stated that roughly 21 million Americans aged 12 and older needed treatment for substance abuse or dependence, and 6.6 percent of Kentuckians aged 18 or older had a substance use disorder. As part of this effort, Bevin created the “Don’t Let Them Die” campaign in mid-2017. In November 2017, the governor launched the KY HELP Statewide Treatment Call Center – 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) – staffed by Operation UNITE.