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Welcome to the website that offers a HOPEFUL option to what may seem like a hopeless situation.

It was created for families like yours who love someone who with the help of an intervention tool can have the opportunity to recover from and survive the disease of drug and/or alcohol addiction.


This site is dedicated to Casey and devoted to the law named in his memory.

The Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention, (KRS (Kentucky Revised Statute) 222.430 – 222.437) became effective for the state of Kentucky on July 13, 2004.

Think there’s nothing you can do? That’s what we were told. The insurmountable obstacle that we faced with our son, Casey, was that he was 23 years old and had the “right” to choose whether or not he needed treatment.

We lost Casey to a heroin overdose on August 19, 2002. We wanted more than anything to give him the ‘right’ to live a life in recovery. Casey’s life and death is the inspiration for his law that allows parents, relatives and/or friends to intervene on the substance use disorder of a loved one, regardless of age and without criminal charges.

Why haven’t you heard of the law? As with any new law, the task of educating an entire state of its existence is daunting. Not only do people need to know that such a law is available but also how to make it work for them. That is the purpose of this website.

What do you do first? The links will provide direct access to the information that you need to get the process started and follow it through to completion. Please feel free to contact me to ask questions that may not be answered on this site.

We Hope that this Option will Provide Empowerment for your Family and Unite it for the Life of someone you love.

Charlotte Wehtington
Casey’s Mom


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