Drug Treatment in Kentucky
If you are looking for the right facility for alcohol or drug rehabilitation, we can help you make sense of all the options that are available. We provide a service to Kentuckians, whether you are from Ashland, Lexington, London, Louisville, Madisonville, or surrounding areas. Our counseling professionals can help you choose the best rehab option for you or your loved one from Kentucky. With decades of experience in the drug and alcohol rehab field, we have helped thousands of individuals and families. We can help educate you on making the right choice for your situation.
The Problems Facing Kentucky
Cocaine, diverted pharmaceutical drugs, methamphetamine and marijuana continue to be Kentucky’s primary drug threats. The eastern region of the state in particular, has been a primary source of marijuana cultivation. While it is the site of large-scale marijuana cultivation, most of the marijuana produced in the state is exported to markets in other states, including Washington D.C, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, New York, Ohio and Illinois. One increasing threat throughout Kentucky is methamphetamine, the use of which has increased dramatically. Law enforcement authorities see this as an “exploding” trend much the same as crack cocaine several years ago. Though methamphetamine manufacturing activity throughout the state consists mostly of small, unsophisticated clandestine laboratories producing limited amounts of methamphetamine, this activity is expected to expand rapidly in the near future in terms of both the number of labs and their size/sophistication. After marijuana, cocaine is the primary drug seized throughout the state. The limited competition in remote areas makes the small communities of eastern Kentucky immensely popular and profitable for cocaine trafficking organizations from major metropolitan areas. Additionally, urban areas such as Lexington and Louisville are used as transshipment points for cocaine en route from the southwest border to markets in the Northeastern United States. Finally, several counties in the eastern part of the state lead the nation in terms of grams of narcotic pain medications distributed on a per capita basis. Aside from marijuana cultivation and trafficking, the trafficking and illicit usage of prescription drugs in the area may be the most significant current substance threat facing the residents of eastern Kentucky.
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The Need for the Right Type of Assistance
If an individual is struggling with addiction, it is important they seek out professional help as quickly as possible. However, it is important to remember that one size does NOT fit all when it comes to effectively treating someone who is struggling with a dependence on illicit substances. There is a wide assortment of unique issues that emphasize the need for every approach to be distinctive. Including, but not limited to, the following:
- What is the person actually using?
- How long have they been struggling with the dependence?
- How much have they been using recently?
- Are there underlying causes that are not clear from the start?
- How much can they afford to pay for professional rehabilitation services?
Only when all those questions have been answered, can the prospective patient find the right program that suits their precise needs. Anyone who suggests to you that a one-size-fits-all approach would work is not being honest.
What are the Available Options?
We have emphasized the fact that there are many different options available, but what are some of the common ones? We have selected three of the more popular choices.
- Inpatient or residential – With this option, the patient stays in the facility on a continual basis and for an extended period of time; this means no less than 30 days. Research has shown that this option is effective in helping the patient focus on the recovery process by surrounding them with qualified, caring professionals and removing them from their current environment. While there are many other alternatives, this remains the most recommended for most patients because of the history of success that it has.
- Outpatient – If an individual is unable to use inpatient care for whatever reason, an outpatient option may be available. While these include many of the same counseling programs and detoxification processes that the residential option has, the person goes home at the end of every day. While these may be successful for some, the long-term results are generally not as good as residential options, mainly because the individual struggling with addiction is still in the same environment as before.
- Holistic – Any holistic program is going to attempt to achieve recovery by focusing on the elements of spirit, body and mind. Using methods such as yoga, meditation and massage, these holistic options are aimed at finding focus and clarity. This allows the patient to overcome their problem with addiction.
Any of these options should (and most likely will) begin with detoxification. Without that first step, it would be next to impossible to get to the root cause of dependence.
Which is the Right One for Me?
There were 722 individuals who died as a direct result of drug use in Kentucky in one year alone. That means that for 772 individuals, the treatment that they desperately needed to avoid that tragic fate did not come in time. However, if you are struggling with chemical dependence or know someone who is, it is still possible to find help. Do not assume that someone is ‘too far gone’ for help. There are many instances of people receiving help and managing to recover.
Even though it would be far easier for us to make recommendations on this very page and tell you where to go, that is not something we feel comfortable doing as that truly would be a disservice. As previously mentioned, depending on the situation, the recommendations that we make can vary from person to person. Two people that are the same age, have the same marital status, physical condition and live in the same vicinity may need completely different treatments. That is why it is best to speak with our counselors for a free and confidential one-on-one consultation. Find out immediately what treatments are available and which would provide the best fit. Don’t spend another day wondering what might happen and take the step needed to live a sober life.
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Important Local Contact Information:
Office of Drug Control Policy
(502) 564-9564 or 1-888-414-ODCP
Local Department of Substance Abuse
Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Awareness (RADAR) Center
Office Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
State Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Local Recovery Centers:
Cumberland River Comp Care Center
3110 Cumberland Falls Highway
Corbin, KY 40701
1524 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center
1416 South Lake Drive
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
2349 Russellville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
700 Fairfield Avenue
Bellevue, KY 41073
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