Casey’s Law gives families the tools to save loved ones

A little-known resource in Kentucky can potentially help save thousands of lives for those shackled by addiction.

In the wake of hundreds of opioid-related deaths across the commonwealth, one local non-profit ministry Hope City, is calling attention to a program designed to help the loved ones of addicts who feel hopeless.

After the heroin overdose death of Casey Wethington in 2002, the Kentucky General Assembly, at the encouragement of Wethington’s mother, Charlotte, amended existing laws to allow a family member or friend to petition for a court to order an someone who suffers from addiction to receive treatment. The Matthew Casey Wethington Act, commonly known as Casey’s Law was enacted in 2004.

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