Drug Rehabs in Lexington, KY

The drug epidemic has hit Lexington, Kentucky especially hard. Luckily, there are treatment centers available to provide rehab services to the city’s residents.

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JourneyPure – Kentucky

Bowling Green, KY

Multiple Levels of Care

(844) 899-9541

Indiana Center for Recovery

Bloomington, IN

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Options Behavioral Health Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

Multiple Levels of Care


Village Behavioral Health Treatment Center

Louisville, TN

Multiple Levels of Care


Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

Columbus, OH

Multiple Levels of Care


JourneyPure – Tennessee

Knoxville, TN

Multiple Levels of Care

(844) 899-9541

Trustpoint Hospital

Murfreesboro, TN

Multiple Levels of Care


Recovery Unplugged Nashville

Nashville, TN

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Mirror Lake Recovery Center

Burns, TN

Multiple Levels of Care


SUWS of the Carolinas

Old Fort, NC



Life Center of Galax

Galax, VA

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Mount Regis Center

Salem, VA

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Opioid Addiction in Lexington

Lexington is the second largest city in the state of Kentucky and is located in Fayette County. In 2016, the number of overdose deaths in Kentucky hit a new high because of rising heroin and fentanyl abuse. The state recorded 1,404 deaths in 2016, up from 1,248 in 2015. Almost every community in Kentucky has experienced a fatal overdose. Fentanyl was involved in 47 percent of the overdose deaths, either alone or in combination with heroin. Fayette County had the second-highest number of overdose deaths in 2016 with 162, up from 141 in 2015.

In 2015, all first responders in Kentucky began carrying Naloxone, a drug that blocks or reverses the effects of an overdose of opioid drugs such as heroin. Drug dealers have been mixing fentanyl with heroin to increase their supply or press it into pill form. That means people who think they are taking heroin or some kind of prescription painkiller like Oxycodone are actually getting a much stronger dose than anticipated, raising their chances of a fatal overdose. Because fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more powerful than heroin, it can be lethal at low levels.

Treating Addiction in Lexington

In 2017, the Kentucky governor offered a set of solutions to end the opioid epidemic across the state. Governor Matt Bevin signed into law a new measure that limits Opioid painkiller prescriptions to just a three-day supply, rather than the weeks’ worth of pills patients had previously had access to. Bevin also recommended a nationwide program similar to Kentucky’s prescription drug monitoring program KASPER, so that states can communicate about drug use across state lines. He mentioned a Kentucky program that has shown success in curbing hospital costs from babies who are born addicted to opioids. Thus far, the program has been able to reduce the average days spent in the neonatal intensive care unit and the costs associated with it, down from 30 to 5.

It’s no secret that Kentucky and many states across the nation fall short of the number of beds needed to treat people with opioid-use disorders. There is a Medicaid rule that prevents using federal dollars for addiction treatment facilities with more than 16 beds. Federal officials have already granted waivers to four states, and Kentucky is seeking the same. The governor expressed his disdain for this rule and asked, “why does it exist?”

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Bluegrass-Appalachian Region of Narcotics Anonymous (BARCNA) PO Box 910512
Lexington, KY 40591

College Programs

Student Wellbeing Education

Transylvania University

Transylvania’s Department of Student Wellbeing aim is to offer handy, timely and classified medical aid whereas educating students regarding optimizing their physical and psychological wellbeing by selecting health behaviors and lifestyles.

300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508

The University of Kentucky Counseling Center

University of Kentucky

Groups, workshops and short term counselling to support student’s growth and assist students with mental health, academic and/ or other personal concerns while at UK is being offered by the counseling center. Since University life can be a demanding and stressful experience that might interfere with academic performance or a sense of personal well-being counselling is provided by the counseling center.

KY 40506

Student Affairs Services

Midway College

With queries concerning to educational support, co-curricular activities, and residence life and far additional, our Student Affairs office is here to help you.

512 East Stephens Street
Midway, Kentucky 40347

Center for Counseling

Asbury University

We at the Center offers integrating counseling practice with Christ-centered principles. Our staff includes licensed counselors, graduate school interns and practicum counsellors which prepare students for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service. To currently enrolled undergraduate students the Center for Counseling offers a wide range of services.

One Macklem Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390

Substance Abuse, Drugs and Alcohol Prevention

Kentucky State University

Student Health Services have introduced substance abuse prevention as it understands the need for it. Our Substance Abuse, Alcohol prevention and Drugs Program addresses the substance use and abuse through education, prevention and treatment. Generating awareness of healthy lifestyle, creates an alternative to alcohol or drug use.

400 E. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

EKU Counseling Cente

Eastern Kentucky University

Our Counseling Center provides assistance during alcohol and substance abuse. This includes counseling, screening and even assessment.

521 Lancaster Avenue
CPO 52, Richmond, KY 40475-3152

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