Interview with Russ Read, December 3, 2018

Project: Painkiller: An Oral History of the Opioid Epidemic

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Interview Summary

At the time of this interview, Russ Read was the Executive Director of Beacon House, a transitional living program for men in Louisville, Kentucky. Read talks about his career shift from working in television production to working with substance abuse recovery. He describes life at Beacon House and discusses opioid addiction among men. He also talks about the inception of the Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition, an organization he founded to distribute Narcan kits and provide training.

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2018oh758_pain023

Interviewee Name

Russ Read

Interviewer Name

Nadia Ramlagan

Interview Date

2018-12-03

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Read, Russ Interview by Nadia Ramlagan. 03 Dec. 2018. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Read, R. (2018, December 03). Interview by N. Ramlagan. Painkiller: An Oral History of the Opioid Epidemic
. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Read, Russ, interview by Nadia Ramlagan. December 03, 2018, Painkiller: An Oral History of the Opioid Epidemic
, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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