Lexington restaurant DV8 Kitchen has gotten national attention for helping people recover from addiction while working.

That is why Governor Matt Bevin and President Trump’s drug czar, Jim Carroll, held a roundtable discussion there about recovery efforts.

UNITE President & CEO Nancy Hale and Wolfe County Coalition Chair Stacy Usher were in attendance and had an opportunity to speak with Director Carroll.

“What I’ve seen here in the state is really people coming together in such a unique way that it was very important for me to come and see exactly what’s happening,” said Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Carroll said Kentucky is a model for how to address the opioid crisis.

“That’s really what this is about at the end of the day. It isn’t about just the dollars, it isn’t just about programs. It’s about human beings,” said Gov. Bevin. “It’s about the humanity of it, the mothers and the children, the fathers and the owners of restaurants, all working together to make Kentucky the best place possible for every single Kentuckian that lives here.”

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