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Louisville, Kentucky has a total of 80 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 Louisville, Kentucky and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Louisville listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Kentucky as a state has a significant drug and alcohol abuse problem, and this is reflected in Louisville in particular. Too many people are seeing their quality of life being significantly diminished due to substance abuse issues affecting either themselves or those they care about. As a result, Louisville is putting efforts in place to highlight the extent of the problem, prevent it from escalating, and to offer people a way out.

Statistics on Drug Abuse in Louisville, KY

The year 2015 saw deaths are a result of drug overdoses climb to record levels. Four main drug threats have been identified:

  1. Marijuana
  2. Methamphetamine
  3. Prescription drugs
  4. Cocaine

There is also a particular concern with the cultivation of marijuana. In fact, the Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program reported that they have seized 522,957 cannabis plants throughout the state of Kentucky in 2003, and these numbers have been climbing since. The marijuana that is produced in the state is consumed domestically, as well as trafficked to other states.

Another huge threat is methamphetamine, and Louisville in particular, has seen an explosive rise in the number of people who abuse this drug. In fact, the trend is now on par with the one surrounding crack cocaine of several years back. There are numerous methamphetamine labs in Kentucky, including in Louisville, most of which are small and unsophisticated. However, their sheer number means that there is a huge problem.

Cocaine is another very popular drug in Louisville, although mainly for trafficking. The city is a well-known transshipment point for substances that come from the southwest border and are destined for the northeast of the country.

Last but not least, there is a significant concern of abuse of prescription painkillers. The use is now so widespread, that health officials believe it to be the biggest drug threat in the state as a whole.

Efforts to Combat the Epidemic

In order to combat the epidemic of drug, alcohol, and other forms of substance abuse, Louisville is now home to some of the country's best detox and rehab treatment facilities. Following an intervention (from loved ones, educational establishments, work, medical professionals, or law enforcement), people are given the opportunity to address their addiction in one of these treatment centers.

Like elsewhere in the country, treatment always starts with a period of detox, after which patients are referred to either a residential inpatient facility or an (intensive) outpatient center. Preference is given to an inpatient facility, as this enables patients to be removed from the environment where they were able to access drugs or alcohol. Following treatment, excellent aftercare programs are also in place. This includes therapy and counseling, sober living facilities, 12 step programs, and various "Anonymous" groups.

Louisville, like most other places in the country, continues to struggle with addressing the drug abuse issue. However, by classifying it as a disease and putting appropriate treatment in place, they hope to make a difference on the lives and well-being of members of its community as a whole.

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Drug Facts

  • Methadone was created by chemists in Germany in WWII.
  • Over 20 million individuals were abusing Darvocet before any limitations were put on the drug.
  • Because it is smoked, the effects of crack cocaine are more immediate and more intense than that of powdered cocaine.
  • 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.
  • Crystal meth is a stimulant that can be smoked, snorted, swallowed or injected.
  • 6.8 million people with an addiction have a mental illness.
  • 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.
  • Codeine is widely used in the U.S. by prescription and over the counter for use as a pain reliever and cough suppressant.
  • Drug use can interfere with the healthy birth of a baby.
  • 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.
  • A binge is uncontrolled use of a drug or alcohol.
  • Adverse effects from Ambien rose nearly 220 percent from 2005 to 2010.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heroin is a 'downer,' which means it's a depressant that slows messages traveling between the brain and body.
  • Bath Salts cause brain swelling, delirium, seizures, liver failure and heart attacks.

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