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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

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.

KyOD2A Happenings: Volume 2, Issue 2

KyOD2A Happenings: Volume 2, Issue 2

Kentucky Resident Drug Overdose in 2020- Presentation for the Harm Reduction Summit 2021

Slides presented at the Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit in August 2021. It includes the most recently available data on fatal and nonfatal drug overdose in Kentucky, covering the age-adjusted mortality rate, demographic statistics, monthly counts, and the annual counts by drug type. All graphics have been approved for public release and can be used in other presentations.