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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs in Kentucky

Historically Kentucky has battled with alcohol abuse, and in recent years the abuse of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and nonmedical use of pain relievers have been on the rise. In addition Kentucky is known to be a primary source of domestically grown marijuana. Among individuals age 12-17, Kentucky has consistently been among the 10 states with the highest rates of past month use of an illicit drug other than marijuana, as well as nonmedical use or prescription pain relievers.

Kentucky Alcohol & Drug Abuse Rehabs

Past year rates of alcohol dependence or abuse in Kentucky have generally been at or below the national rates. Taking a deeper look into rates of alcohol dependence or abuse, for age groups 18-25 and those 26 and older, rates in Kentucky has consistently been among the lowest in the country. Although the rates may be among the lowest in the country, admissions mentioning alcohol have been steadily rising, accounting for approximately 50% of treatment admissions in 2006.

Past year rates of illicit drug dependence or abuse in Kentucky have consistently been above the national rates. In recent years there has been a decrease in mentions of one primary substance upon treatment admission, and an increase in the percentage of individuals mentioning one or more substances. There has been a particular increase in the mentions of cocaine, marijuana and opiates other than heroin. Mentions of these substances upon admission, being the primary, secondary or tertiary substance of use accounted for over 65% of admissions in 2006. The Treatment Episode Data Set indicated from 1997 to 2006 drug only admissions have tripled, representing almost 30% of treatment admissions in Kentucky.

Help is Here at Alcohol & Drug Rehabs in Kentucky

According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services and the Treatment Episode Data Set, a one day survey showed a total of 19,510 individuals in treatment in Kentucky, with 7% of them being under the age of 18. Other reports from the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services indicated that Kentucky has a total of 312 treatment facilities, 185 private non profit and 118 private for profit. Outpatient care is provided in 86% of the treatment centers and another 53 facilities offer residential care. In addition, 12 facilities have an opioid drug rehab program in Kentucky, with a total of 23 drug treatment programs and 93 physicians certified to provide buprenorphine care for the addiction of opiates.

Kentucky has 149 facilities that receive some form of Federal, State, county or local government funds, as well as 129 facilities that have agreements or contracts with managed care organizations. These contracts, agreements and funds make drug and alcohol rehab programs in Kentucky very accessible to the citizens no matter your health insurance or financial status. No addiction should go untreated in Kentucky, let us help you find the right drug or alcohol treatment program for you or your loved one.