Kentucky has been one of the hardest hit states in the country regarding the opiate epidemic, dating back to OxyContin being dubbed “hillbilly heroin,” and now moving on to real heroin. There are now over 300 drug and alcohol rehab centers providing treatment services to nearly 25,000 people at at time.

However, as with most states, only a small percentage of the residents who need help actually receive it, and an even smaller number get into an inpatient program. Here you will find more information about addiction and treatment in Kentucky. You can get help by clicking on a city to find local rehab centers throughout the state, or contact us to find out more about other inpatient treatment programs that might suit your needs.

Kentucky Addiction Treatment Information

In a single-day count, there were more than 24,000 people in Kentucky enrolled in substance use treatment, which was a significant increase compared to a few years earlier.

Kentucky treatment enrollments

Among the people in Kentucky enrolled in a drug or alcohol rehab program on a single-day count, 42.0% were in treatment for drug use only, 18.1% were in treatment for alcohol use only, and 39.9% were in treatment for both drug and alcohol use.

Kentucky rehab percentages

In Kentucky, about 186,000 people aged 12 or older per year were dependent on or abused alcohol within the year prior to being surveyed.

About 97,000 people in Kentucky aged 12 or older per year in were dependent on or abused illicit drugs within the year prior to being surveyed.

Around 225,000 adults in Kentucky aged 21 or older per year reported heavy alcohol use within the month prior to being surveyed.

Among individuals aged 12 or older in Kentucky with alcohol dependence or abuse, about 15,000 per year received treatment for their alcohol use within the year prior to being surveyed.

In a single-day count, 1,617 people in Kentucky were receiving methadone as part of their substance use treatment, and 3,079 were receiving buprenorphine. The methadone patients have remained fairly steady, but the number of people on buprenorphine as skyrocketed in the state.

Among people in Kentucky aged 12 or older with illicit drug dependence or abuse, about 17,000 individuals per year received treatment for their illicit drug use within the year prior to being surveyed.

Kentucky Drug Rehabs by City

Kentucky Recovery Support

Kentuckiana Region http://www.krscna.org
Pennyrile Area (Paducah & Hopkinsville) http://www.na-pana.org
Across the River Area (Henderson) Phone: 877.642-5831 http://www.atrana.org
South Central Kentucky Area (Bowling Green) Phone: 866.901-2849
Louisville Area Phone: 502.499-4423 http://nalouisville.org
Grassroots Area (Campton, Inez, Salyersville, etc.) Phone: 855.319-8869 http://www.grassrootsna.org
Bluegrass-Apalachian Region (Central Kentucky) Phone: 859.253-4673 http://www.barcna.com
Kentucky Survivors Area (Lexington) Phone: 859.253-4673 http://www.kentuckysurvivors.com

Kentucky State Agency Resources

Kentucky Department for BH, Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities
275 East Main Street
4WG
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone Number: (502)-564-4527
Fax Number: (502)-564-5478
http://dbhdid.ky.gov