Residential Drug Rehab Kentucky

Kentucky Residential Drug Rehab

Kentucky is one of many states that have been plagued with an opioid drug addiction problem in the past decade. Certain areas of the country have seen sharp increases in the numbers of individuals using and abusing opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin, fentanyl, and other powerful opioids. The state of Kentucky has also experienced alarmingly high overdose rates, due to overuse and addiction, but also because of the unpredictability of many of these drugs.

Kentucky lawmakers have implemented several measures in recent years to combat the opioid addiction epidemic. Increased penalties for drug traffickers, limits for opioid prescriptions, and harm-reduction measures have all been put into place in order to reduce the opioids available and provide stricter punishments for those who break the law. Still, the numbers are alarming, and more needs to be done to help those who are struggling with drug abuse.

Someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol will naturally try to hide their addiction from family, friends, co-workers, and their community. This secrecy leads to lies, stealing, manipulating, and illegal activities as people desperately try to get more drugs without being caught. Some opioid addicts falsify doctor’s prescriptions or make up ailments just to get more painkillers. Others resort to borrowing or stealing pills from loved ones, stealing money to buy pills on the black market, or turning to harder street drugs that they find cheaper and easier to get.

Because of the prescription painkiller epidemic, many people today are turning to heroin to satisfy their need for an opioid high. Heroin is sometimes easier to obtain or cheaper than prescription painkillers in Kentucky, meaning many are making the switch. The result is an increasing number of individuals who have no other background in drug abuse are getting hooked on heroin. Heroin, being a more powerful drug and one that is often mixed with other, more dangerous substances, poses a huge threat to these users. This is a problem that is happening across the state of Kentucky, in large cities and rural areas alike, among the wealthy, poor, and middle class. It is a problem that needs to be brought into the open in order to prevent more people from getting caught up with this very serious addiction.

Those who find themselves addicted to prescription painkillers or other drugs like heroin or fentanyl need help today. Residential drug treatment is the best way for an individual to get real help for their addiction and learn how to live a sober life. The Ridge is a residential treatment facility that offers the highest level of care for those who are serious about getting their lives back. We specialize in opioid addiction treatment, but we are also experienced in helping individuals through every kind of drug or alcohol addiction.

At The Ridge, we work with all major insurance companies, and our services are covered as an out of network provider. Our licensed staff is compassionate and attentive to every client’s needs and provides encouragement and support throughout the recovery process. Our program is personalized and based on intake assessments, we help clients establish a treatment plan that will work for them. Long-term care is an important component for sobriety, and our clients create a relapse prevention plan that will assist them long after their rehab at our facility is over.

Kentucky Inpatient Drug Rehab Resources

There are many options to choose from when selecting a drug rehab program. Inpatient, or residential, treatment is the most structured, and it is the program most people begin with. Inpatient treatment allows the individual to live at the rehab facility where their basic needs are met, meals are provided, and where they receive 24/7 supervision. During inpatient rehab, the individual is immersed in the treatment program, and are able to focus solely on healing.

Outpatient treatment is a step down from residential rehab. This level of care allows the individual to live at home and commute to the program for daily sessions. Intensive outpatient therapy helps the individual address the issues that have led them to addiction and continue to keep them in their addiction. While some people can begin their recovery with outpatient therapy, most should start with inpatient treatment and work their way through inpatient and then outpatient rehab.

The Ridge residential treatment center offers the very best amenities. Our high end living facility is welcoming and comfortable. Our on-site chef prepares healthy meals that are rich in nutrients to facilitate healing. The Ridge facility is located on 51 beautiful acres that are used by our clients for recreation and enjoying nature. Clients in our program enjoy all the comforts of home in an upscale hotel-like atmosphere.

Individuals and families looking for a drug rehab program should consult a professional to determine the level of care needed for the person’s unique needs. The Ridge conducts professional assessments on all our clients in order to direct the person and their family to the type of program that will be best for the person.

Drug Use in Kentucky

 The state of Kentucky is dealing with an opioid drug epidemic. The following are statistics about drug abuse in the state, and the numbers are quite staggering.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse:

  • Kentucky is among the top ten states with the highest opioid-related overdose deaths.
  • In 2016, there were 989 opioid-related overdose deaths¬¬¬ in Kentucky—a rate of 23.6 deaths per 100,000 persons and nearly double the national rate.
  • Since 2012, overdose deaths related to heroin have increased from 143 to 311 and deaths related to synthetic opioids have increased from 70 to 465.
  • In 2015, Kentucky providers wrote 97.0 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons (4.47 million prescriptions). In the same year, the average U.S. rate was 70 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons.
  • The potent painkiller fentanyl claimed more lives in Kentucky in 2017 than ever before. That opioid was a factor in 52 percent of the deaths, up slightly from 2016. Heroin was found in about 22 percent of the deaths.
  • In the state of Kentucky, Jefferson and Fayette counties had the most overdose deaths, with 352 and 123, respectively.

Residential drug treatment is the best way for an individual to get real help for their addiction and learn how to live a sober life.

Residential Addiction Treatment at The Ridge

Officials throughout the state of Kentucky have made opioid addiction prevention a priority. There are coalitions and community organizations that are devoted to ending this drug crisis by providing information, prevention campaigns, and help to families in need. Some of these organizations include:

Partnership for a Drug-Free Kentucky

NKY Hates Heroin

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Drug addiction treatment is effective and all it takes is one phone call to get the process started. For families that struggle to get their loved one to accept help, intervention services are available. The Ridge offers the help of interventionists that can work with families to give them advice and encouragement to talk to their loved one, and when necessary can guide them through the intervention process. Getting the addict to accept help is never easy, but with professional help, families find that the process becomes much easier and less scary.

The Ridge offers the highest quality of addiction treatment services. We are proud to be Joint Commission accredited because it means we allow our facility to be held to the highest standards for safety, services, and programming. Our program is individualized to meet clients’ needs, and we help individuals create a support system that will help them remain sober long after they have completed rehab.

Addiction rehab is not easy, but it is a process that can be accomplished with the right help. The team of professionals at the Ridge is here to help clients get to the heart of their addiction so they can get back to living a life they enjoy.

If you or a loved one is in need of opioid addiction treatment, The Ridge can help. Contact us today to learn about our admissions process and our programming.

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