PIKEVILLE — Attorney General Andy Beshear joined House Speaker Greg Stumbo, of Prestonsburg, today in Pikeville to present Mountain Comprehensive Care Center $400,000 to support women and their families in recovery from alcohol and other drugs.
A core mission of the Office of the Attorney General is to address Kentucky’s drug epidemic by supporting recovery efforts and organizations like Mountain Comprehensive Care Center.
In the recently passed state budget, lawmakers appropriated funds recovered from the Purdue Pharma case to 15 different recovery facilities and drug treatment centers, recommended by the Attorney General, that provide a variety of services throughout the Commonwealth.
Including Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Beshear has presented nearly $6.5 million in funding to 12 recovery facilities and drug treatment centers across the state.
“As a result of this court settlement, my office is able to provide support to Mountain Comprehensive Care Center and other deserving drug treatment and recovery agencies throughout the Commonwealth,” Beshear said. “Mountain Comprehensive Care Center was chosen because of its proven track record helping families in eastern Kentucky get back on their feet.”
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center offers outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment for men, women and adolescents, re-entry treatment programming and support services for men and women recently released from prison, inmate substance abuse and mental health services, and substance abuse prevention and education.
In addition to substance abuse treatment, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center provides adult and adolescent case management, mental health services, foster care, developmental and intellectual disabilities services, community support programming, crisis services and veterans counseling.
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center has locations in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties and serves clients throughout eastern and southeastern Kentucky.
“We are very grateful to receive these funds,” said Promod Bishnoi, president and CEO, Mountain Comprehensive Care Center. “Mountain Comprehensive Care Center just built five new buildings in order to have additional residential treatment service beds. The need for addiction treatment is huge in our region, and these funds enable us to meet these needs. We are admitting the first client into the new center on June 23.”
“The Mountain Comprehensive Care Center has done phenomenal work over the years, so I have no doubt this money will be a significant help in furthering its mission,” Stumbo said. “I was proud to initiate the Purdue Pharma case when I was attorney general, and I was also glad to support the spending plan for this settlement earlier this year. It will help a tremendous number of people.”
Beshear said substance abuse is Kentucky’s most overpowering, prevalent problem. He said public officials must support proven and effective programs like Mountain Comprehensive Care Center if the state wants to end substance abuse and assist Kentucky families.
To date, Beshear has presented funding to Independence House in Corbin; KVC Kentucky in Hazard; Kentucky River Community Care in Jackson; Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky in Covington; Hope in the Mountains in Prestonsburg; Ramey-Estep in Ashland; Recovery Kentucky in Henderson; WestCare Kentucky at the Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center in Ashcamp; Chrysalis House in Lexington; and Maryhurst and Freedom House in Louisville..