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The Drug Overdose and Technical Assistance Core (DOTAC) promotes the integration of state and local drug overdose prevention resources, interventions, and capacity building, which is critical for developing effective and organized response efforts on the local, regional, and state levels.

DOTAC supports local health departments, community coalitions, and state and local agencies in their efforts to address substance misuse, abuse, and overdose.

DOTAC staff members collaborate with communities to increase access to local drug-related data results, timely analytical results, and drug overdose prevention resources including controlled substance prescribing data results, drug-related injury and fatality trends, and community-based program development and capacity building.

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To submit a data request, click below to send an email request. Please include all pertinent information for the request. Data requests typically take up to two weeks to complete. We will contact you at the email address you provided to confirm we have received your request and with any additional questions. 

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Recent Program Resources

Kentucky Resident Drug Overdose Deaths, 2016–2020

Annual report on drug overdose deaths among Kentucky residents from 2016 to 2020 identified using electronic death certificates. Topics in the report cover deaths by drug type, sex, race, armed forces status, and intention.

Drug Overdose Deaths among Kentucky Veterans and Active Duty Military, 2016–2020

Annual update on counts and rates of drug overdose deaths among veterans and active duty military in Kentucky, covering 2016 through 2020. Subtopics include drug overdose deaths by age group, drug type, educational attainment, and area development district.

Annual Report: Kentucky Resident Inpatient Hospitalizations for Nonfatal Drug Overdoses, 2016-2020

Yearly update on the trends of Inpatient Hospitalizations for nonfatal drug overdoses among Kentucky residents from 2016 to 2020. Published in September of 2021.