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Sometimes People Just Want to be Heard

April 24, 2018

Listen to this NPR broadcast about Telephone Recovery Support!

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UK Spotlight on Recovery

January 08, 2018

Board Member and Co-Founder Alex Elswick will be recognized at the UK basketball game tomorrow for his dedication to promoting long-term recovery.

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Copy Of -Waiting For A Plan: No Action On Opioid Crisis Nearly A Month After Trump’s “Emergency”

September 07, 2017

Board member Steve Shannon discusses the federal government's response to Trump's emergency declaration.

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Voices Of Hope on WEKU

August 24, 2017

On this week's Eastern Standard we'll discuss opioid addiction, overdoses and recovery and meet some of the "Voices of Recovery and Hope" in Central Kentucky.   Our guests will be: Shelley Elswick, president and co-founder of  Voices of Hope; Ashley Evans, scholarship recipient from Voices of Hope, studying to pursue a career as an addiction counselor; and Aaron Payne, reporter covering the opioid epidemic for the Ohio Valley ReSource.

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Community Partnership Program Helps Women in Recovery Replace Cigarettes with Sweat

July 13, 2017

Co-Founder Dr. Amanda Fallin-Bennett a tobacco control researcher in the UK College of Nursing and a primary investigator on the GFAQ program, partnered with the Chrysalis House to conduct pilot research on the barriers to tobacco treatment and cessation specifically for women in addiction rehabilitation programs.

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Person in long-term recovery warns about narcotic problem

June 15, 2017

Co-Founder Alex Elswick shares his story  and the need for recovery language in Scott County.

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NPR's Conversations From The Lexington StoryCorps Booth

May 09, 2017

Voices Of Hope co-founder, Alex, talks with his mother Shelley Elswick about hitting rock bottom, the toll his addiction took on their family, and the long and rocky road to recovery.

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Alex Elswick on panel with US AG Loretta Lynch

September 20, 2016

Voices Of Hope Co-Founder Alex Elswick makes newpapers across the nation describing his participation on a panel with the United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Herald Leader Announces GetHelpLex

February 16, 2016

New website helps addicts find treatment in Kentucky. Kentuckians struggling with drug addiction have a new online tool to help them find treatment.  GetHelpLex.org is a free interactive website that includes information on 130 Kentucky providers.

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Person in longterm recovery, Alex Elswick, puts face on Kentucky Senate heroin bill

January 08, 2015

Co-Founder, Alex Elswick, testifies for SB 192.

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Voices of Hope at USDA Roundtable for Opioids

May 9, 2018

Voices of Hope participates in USDA's Opioid Roundtable.

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President's Declaration of Opioid Emergency on Eastern Standard

November 09, 2017

Alex Elswick, co-founder of Voices of Hope Lexington, joined John Hingsbergen today in the studio at 88.9 WEKU. Have a listen!

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5th Annual Overdose Awareness Day

August 26, 2017

"It's really more about pointing people and educating people towards the resources that are available," Director of Voices of Hope, Sharon Tankersley said.  Motivational speaker and former UK Wildcat Rex Chapman, stopped by Saturday morning to talk about his struggles with addiction. He says event's such as this one, makes a difference.

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Survivors of substance use disorder herald new Kentucky laws aimed at opioid crisis at Capitol ceremony

August 17, 2017

Co-founder Alex Elswick is invited by Governor Bevin to speak for the signing of senate bill 333.

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Language Matters When Talking Addiction

June 22, 2017

Addict? That word is like nails on a chalkboard.  Read on to see how we might better refer to people in recovery.

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Voices of Hope Offers Scholarship to Support Student in Long-term Recovery

March 02, 2017

 Voices of Hope, a Lexington-based advocacy group for people impacted by addiction, will award an academic scholarship to a student in long-term recovery who is pursuing post-secondary education in Central Kentucky.

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Elswick family shares story of hope

February 02, 2017

Co-Founders Shelley and Alex Elswick shared their story of hope for recovery from addiction during the Lexington Forum.

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2016 Overdose Awareness Day

August 27, 2016

Nearly 500 people gathered August 27, 2016 in Jacobson Park. We shared laughter...and tears.  We paid tribute to lost loved ones and celebrated those in recovery.  What a powerful statement about the value of every single life, and about what happens when communities come together.  Thanks to all who played a part!

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2015 Overdose Awareness Day

August 27, 2015

Saturday's event at Jacobson Park will have a live painter, people in recovery speaking about their journeys and a silent memorial walk to a newly planted tree at the park. Shelley Elswick is one of the organizers of Saturday's event -- a part of International Overdose Day. "This is not something that if it was personal to me, I would wake up in the morning and think about it all day," she said. Elswick's son, Alex, is now almost two years in recovery from a heroin addiction. "It's about allowing families who have had to keep their loved ones death under wraps a chance to know that this community grieves with them," Elswick said. Medical professionals will also be at the event to hand out prescriptions for Narcan, a drug that will reverse the effects of a heroin overdose.

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