The University of Kentucky highlights work at First Bridge Clinic

Published: Apr. 23, 2019 at 10:46 PM EDT
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The University of Kentucky had a panel at the Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit Tuesday that was sharing the work being done at the First Bridge Clinic.

The clinic works to admit people either from their own emergency department or an outside physician who need help recovering from addiction.

"I think the thing that we're doing I think especially is were hitting before it hits the emergency room versus waiting for possible death, were trying to catch it early and offered prevention strategy to try and avoid that," said Mandy Binkley a Nurse Navigator at the Clinic.

They have a 60 percent success rate at the moment, a number they're happy with but not satisfied.

"A lot of our patients come from rural eares, and they don't have a lot of resources available where they're at. So we're able to provide that and maybe get them to a place or a home clinic so they can get what they need closer to where they're at," said Binkley.

Knowing that if they're going to continue to make an impact that number is going to have to rise.