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Outpatient Treatment in Kentucky

Are you looking for a high-quality substance abuse rehabilitation program in Kentucky for yourself or a loved one? offers important information about various facilities in the state to help you find the treatment center that’s the right fit for you. We provide information on both outpatient and inpatient drug and alcohol treatment facilities so that you can find the program that will effectively assist you or your loved one on the path toward recovery, whether the addiction is to marijuana, alcohol, or any other illegal or prescription medication

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Latest Reviews of Rehabs in Kentucky

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

the staff was good, the exercises need to be revised. The staff is awesome the time I spent there was definitely worth my while. My leg is all better now.

- Anonymous
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Edgewood, KY

Certified Counseling Services

This is a very difficult program with a high success rate. It is a work program teaching a trade & enabling the client to be self supporting when they live. This program teaches their clients how to live on life's terns one day at a time. It is 2 year program which saved my son's life. They possibly need more staffing. But I believe this is one of the best programs in the state. This program is so much more that a rehab facility. They believe it takes one year to complete the steps, and one year to learn to apply them and live life on life's terms one day at a time. My son completed this program & stayed on 2 more years as a House Manager. He is 4 1/2 yrs clean & sober today. He is self supporting & works his program. He has made many amends & continues to do so. He is working on restoring relationships. I strongly recommend this program.

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Louisville, KY


Patient care was good...I know they are a very good facility but my family member didn't stay long enough for me to accurately say how well they are. Just from the time they spent there the facility was a very good place.

- Anonymous
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Elizabethtown, KY
Meet the Pros
Melissa Angelo
Melissa Angelo
Executive Director
Enlightened Solutions Detox
Melissa Angelo brings 16 years of experience in the treatment industry to Enlightened Solutions Detox. Her experience encompasses a multitude of modalities, including Adolescent and Adult Residential Treatment, Partial Care, Intensive Out Patient and Out Patient Services. Melissa started in the field as a Behavioral Health Technician and continued to advance in her education and career, becoming a Clinical Director. Melissa has a clinical, operational and business mind, giving Enlightened Solutions Detox excellent leadership. Melissa received her Addiction Counseling Certificate from Atlantic Cape Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services, specializing in Addiction Counseling from Springfield College. She is credentialed in the state of NJ holding a CADC and Florida holding a CAP as well as an International Certificate for Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Melissa began her own journey in recovery over 17 years ago, allowing for both personal and professional experience. Melissa is passionate about guiding others in their recovery process utilizing both a clinical and a holistic approach that incorporates healing through nutrition, clinical, medical and holistic approaches.
Patrice Owens, M.ED, LCPC, LCDC,
Patrice Owens, M.ED, LCPC, LCDC,
Greenhouse Outpatient Director
Greenhouse Outpatient Treatment Center
Founder of The Advantage Group Foundation, Director Patrice Owens came to AAC as an incisive leader in the not-for-profit sector with proven creative problem-solving skills. Handling multiple key leadership functions, Owens oversaw 26 years of continuous growth for Advantage Group, a 501(C) (3) substance abuse outpatient and intensive treatment program for adolescents and young adults serving Chicago and surrounding communities. From inception to CARF Accreditation, Owens also took the community-based Foundation through the processes of state licensure and funding.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Harmony Healing Center
Jenna is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has experience working in the mental health and substance abuse field in various treatment settings including inpatient and outpatient facilities and a correctional institution. Jenna has performed as a recovery support specialist, behavioral/mental health clinician, and clinical supervisor within these settings. Jenna completed her undergrad at Fitchburg State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services and from there went on to Cambridge College where she received her Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in trauma. Jenna specializes in evidence-based approaches, motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and relapse prevention. Jenna has extensive training in conducting assessments, developing treatment plans, and providing a safe therapeutic environment. As a therapist, Jenna’s goal working with individuals struggling with addiction and mental health challenges is to make a positive impact in their life by establishing and maintaining positive rapport and trust. In her free time Jenna enjoys spending time with friends and loved ones, playing with her two dogs, going hiking and snowboarding.
Treatment Facts

Kentucky ranks 4th in treatment centers servicing/accepting pregnant or post-partum women per 100,000 residents. Alaska is ranked one spot worse at spot 5. Wyoming is just 1 spot better, ranked 3 out of the United States.

When adjusted for population, Kentucky ranks 4th in treatment centers servicing/accepting computerized substance abuse treatment. Maine is ranked one spot worse at spot 5. One spot better is North Dakota, ranked 3 in the U.S.

For members of military families clients, Kentucky ranks 5th in population-adjusted treatment centers. Utah is ranked one spot worse at spot 6. One spot better is New Mexico, ranked 4 in the U.S.

Kentucky is 5th among U.S. states in treatment centers servicing or accepting any program or group. Utah is ranked one spot worse at spot 6. One spot better is North Dakota, ranked 4 in the U.S.

Kentucky ranks 5th in treatment centers servicing/accepting 12-step facilitation per 100,000 residents. South Dakota is just 1 spot worse, ranked 6 out of the United States. Wyoming is just 1 spot better, ranked 4 out of the United States.

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Addiction in Kentucky

Substance abuse is prevalent across all 50 states, including Kentucky. Addiction can impact anyone, and the consequences of substance abuse can be immediate, irreversible, and devastating. Addiction can have devastating individual and societal consequences.

Methamphetamine has been steadily making its way into rural Kentucky since the early 2000s. It has become one of the most problematic substances in the state. Between 1998 and 2000, Kentucky saw a 42% increase in treatment admissions for abuse of methamphetamines.1

Between 1999 and 2015, prescription opioids were the fundamental cause of drug overdose deaths across the country, and Kentucky has experienced a rapid increase in opioid use.2

Statistics on drug abuse in Kentucky include:2,3

  • In 2017, the rate of opioid-related deaths in Kentucky was 27.9 deaths per 100,000 people.
  • Kentucky is one of the top 10 states with the highest opioid-prescribing rates.
  • In 2017, 1,477 people died as a result of opioid drug overdose.3
  • In 2018, 1,247 people died from opioid overdose; this is a 15% decrease from 2017.3

Kentucky-Specific Drug Statistics

Cannabis is the most common illicit drug used in the state of Kentucky.4 Additional statistics on adult substance abuse in Kentucky include:3-5

  • People age 35 to 44 were the largest population to die from a drug overdose.
  • 34% of overdose deaths in 2016 involved heroin.
  • In 2016, Jefferson County had the highest number of overdose deaths with 364 deaths.
  • 2,041 people died as a result of a drunk driver in Kentucky between 2003 and 2012.
  • 5% of Kentuckians reports driving after drinking too much compared to the national average of 1.9%.
  • In 2018, 428 overdose deaths involved methamphetamine.

Kentucky Treatment Facts

Substance abuse treatment approaches include inpatient rehabilitation, intensive outpatient treatment, individual and family counseling, support groups, and case management services. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your specific needs.

Most inpatient rehabilitation programs treat all types of substances from alcohol to opioid to methamphetamines. Many Kentuckians receive either inpatient or outpatient treatment or a combination of both. Between 2016 and 2017 in Kentucky:6

  • Around 94,000 people received some type of substance abuse treatment for illicit drug use (misuse of prescription drugs and the use of illegal drugs).
  • Roughly 177,000 people received treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD).
  • Approximately 29,000 people received treatment for addiction to prescription pain relievers.
  • Over 250,000 Kentuckians received treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD).

Defining Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment comes in many varieties and can include intensive outpatient treatment, individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling.

Behavioral therapies that are commonly used in outpatient treatment include motivational interviewing and motivational incentives, cognitive behavioral therapy, and multidimensional family therapy.7

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps you become cognizant of negative or inaccurate thinking so you can better respond to situations in positive ways.9
  • Motivational interviewing works to help steer you away from indecisiveness or uncertainty toward motivation to make positive choices and accomplish goals.10
  • Motivational incentives provides concrete incentives for objective indicators of sobriety.11
  • Multidimensional family therapy provides therapy to the whole family, allowing the child to develop appropriate bonds with the family and build strong connections and find success outside of the family, especially in critical areas like school, peer groups, etc.12

How to Find Outpatient Rehab in Kentucky

Kentucky has at least 24 treatment centers. Outpatient and inpatient drug treatment centers are located across the state. In the northern part of the state, centers are located in Ashland, Covington, Lexington, and Louisville. Treatment centers are also located in Paducah to the west, Paintsville to the east, and Somerset in the south.

A complete list of substance abuse treatment centers in Kentucky, including their contact information, can be found on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s website here.

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in Kentucky

Substance abuse treatment can be costly. Insurance can help cover the cost of treatment. The most common insurance providers in Kentucky are Aetna, Cigna, Blue Care Network, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

It is important to know what substance abuse services are covered under your insurance plan. Contact your insurance provider to find out more information on what services are covered and what programs accept your insurance.

Kentucky Insurance (i.e., Medicaid) Treatment Facilities

Medicaid was created as an insurance option for those who are unable to afford private insurance and who are considered part of a vulnerable population. It is funded by the government and available to qualified citizens in all 50 states. Some states have recently expanded coverage to include low-income adults, and Kentucky is one of those states. As of 2019, Kentucky has enrolled more than 1.1 million people in Medicaid, which is over a 95% increase in enrollment since 2013.8

Fortunately, substance abuse treatment is a covered service under Medicaid, which may mean little to no out-of-pocket costs to you. There are at least 10 treatment centers in the state of Kentucky that accept Medicaid. Medicaid may limit the number of days covered for inpatient substance abuse treatment.

To learn more about what services Medicaid will cover or to see if you qualify for Medicaid, you can go online to your state’s Medicaid website here. You can also complete an application in the Health Insurance Marketplace here.

Other Ways to Get Help

City, state, and community organizations also offer education and support for people struggling with addiction. Some resources include:

Office of Addiction Services

Office of Drug Control Policy – Treatment and Recovery Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous in Northern Kentucky and State-Meeting Locator

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Kentucky

LGBTQ Resources and Support in Kentucky

Gay and Sober—Meetings for people in recovery who are LGBTQ

Intensive Outpatient Programs in Kentucky

Family First Intervention—Help for families for loved ones struggling with addiction.

Help is available to you and recovery is possible. If you are considering treatment, reach out to a trusted loved one or medical professional for help.


  1. National Drug Intelligence Center. 2002. Kentucky drug threat assessment.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Opioid-involved overdose deaths.
  3. Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet. (2018). Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy: 2018 overdose fatality report.
  4. Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice & Public Safety Cabinet. (2018). Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy:2017 Combined Annual Report.
  5. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Sobering facts: Drunk driving in Kentucky.
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d.). National survey on drug use and health.
  7. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). Treatment approaches for drug addiction.
  8. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Medicaid and CHIP in Kentucky.
  9. Mayo Clinic. (2019). Cognitive behavioral therapy.
  10. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (1999). TIP 35: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment: Chapter 3: Motivational Interviewing as a Counseling Style.
  11. UW Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and Washington State Health Care Authority Behavioral Health & Recovery. (2019). Motivational Incentives.
  12. (n.d.). Multidimensional Family Therapy.