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Lexington, Kentucky has a total of 46 drug rehab listing(s) containing information on alcohol rehab centers, addiction treatment centers, drug treatment programs, and rehabilitation clinics within the city. Contact us if you have a facility in Lexington, Kentucky and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Lexington listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Unfortunately, the state of Kentucky has recently seen a huge rise in the number of fatalities relating to drugs, particularly prescription painkillers. In fact, it ranked third in the country for overdoses, fifth for non-medical prescription medication use, and 11th for prescription painkiller sales. The statistics for drug abuse in Kentucky are abysmal, therefore, and Lexington is trying to take action to combat this.

The Community Approach

Lexington has taken the approach to "help the hurting" as a community. This targets the opioid epidemic in particular, but can be applied to all other forms of addiction and substance abuse as well. The toolkit is readily accessible by all stakeholders, from community members to detox and rehab treatment facilities.

The toolkit has been created through a partnership between various local organizations and the government and is supported by The Elswicks Family, the Lexington Fayette County Health Department, the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, and the Office of Drug Control Policy. The group originally came together in Lexington in 2014 and created the "Hope in the Face of Addiction" video, which was aimed to address the stigma around substance abuse and addiction. These efforts were designed to let people gain a greater understanding about the disease of addiction, fostering thoughtful and healthy dialogue to encourage recovery. The project was incredibly successful and continues to be used in schools, community centers, hospitals, treatment centers, and more.

In fact, the effort was so successful that it has been built on even more, creating pocket cards and posters to facilitate discussion around substance abuse and addiction. These resources have helped countless people understand that help for addiction is out there, regardless of the substance they are addicted to, and regardless of how often they have tried before.

The Statistics

Unfortunately, despite significant efforts to combat the drug and alcohol abuse epidemic in Kentucky as a whole and Lexington in particular, the statistics continue to be quite negative. Reports have shown that:

  • 5,590 residents had to be hospitalized for overdose in 2013. While this continues to be very high, it is an 11% decrease in one year.
  • The cost of hospital treatment due to overdose was $129,4 million.
  • 1,019 people died as a result of an overdose. Again, this statistics is very poor, but it does represent a 9% decrease year on year. This equates to 23.7 deaths for every 100,000 people, much higher than the national average of 13.8 deaths per 100,000 people.
  • Poisoning is the main cause of accidental injury death in the state, and 90% of poisonings are in relation to drugs.
  • More people die of drug overdoses than what they do from motor vehicle traffic collisions.

Lexington continues to push forward its agenda of making addiction and intervention more discussable. In ensuring that everybody knows that addiction is a disease and not a lifestyle choice, it is hoped that more people will be able to seek the treatment that they need. Meanwhile a lot of efforts are also being made to improve quality of care in inpatient and outpatient rehab facilities.

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Drug Facts


  • Crystal meth is a stimulant that can be smoked, snorted, swallowed or injected.
  • 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.
  • Bath Salts cause brain swelling, delirium, seizures, liver failure and heart attacks.
  • Heroin is a 'downer,' which means it's a depressant that slows messages traveling between the brain and body.
  • Methadone was created by chemists in Germany in WWII.
  • Codeine is widely used in the U.S. by prescription and over the counter for use as a pain reliever and cough suppressant.
  • Street names for fentanyl or for fentanyl-laced heroin include Apache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, TNT, and Tango and Cash.
  • Most users sniff or snort cocaine, although it can also be injected or smoked.
  • The United States was the country in which heroin addiction first became a serious problem.
  • Barbiturates are a class B drug, meaning that any use outside of a prescription is met with prison time and a fine.
  • 3 Million people in the United States have been prescribed Suboxone to treat opioid addiction.
  • Over 20 million individuals were abusing Darvocet before any limitations were put on the drug.
  • Adverse effects from Ambien rose nearly 220 percent from 2005 to 2010.
  • Because it is smoked, the effects of crack cocaine are more immediate and more intense than that of powdered cocaine.
  • In 2008, the Thurston County Narcotics Task Force seized about 700 Oxycontin tablets that had been diverted for illegal use, said task force commander Lt. Lorelei Thompson.
  • Cocaine only has an effect on a person for about an hour, which will lead a person to have to use cocaine many times through out the day.
  • Drug use can interfere with the healthy birth of a baby.
  • A binge is uncontrolled use of a drug or alcohol.

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