Necco in Bowling Green Receives Funding Boost from Drug Settlement
A Bowling Green organization that provides treatment for youth suffering from alcohol and drug dependency has received additional state dollars.
Attorney General Andy Beshear presented Necco with a $700,000 check Thursday. Beshear said early intervention is key to breaking the cycle of addiction.
"If you can get somebody successfully through recovery, not only are they not going to use, but their kids and their kids' kids are less likely to use," stated Beshear. "By investing in adolescent treatment now, we increase our chances of reducing future costs of law enforcement, incarceration, and health services."
Necco received the funding from an Oxycontin lawsuit filed by the attorney general’s office against Purdue Pharma. The settlement dollars are going to drug treatment and recovery facilities throughout Kentucky.
Necco has ten offices statewide, including locations in Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, Owensboro, and Somerset.