Kentucky has a long history of alcohol abuse problems. Addiction has reached epidemic levels in Kentucky, where painkiller and heroin abuse are rampant. Kentucky is all too familiar with heroin overdoses. Especially hit hard have been Northern Kentucky, Louisville, and Lexington. More recently, opioids, fentanyl and meth have increased the severity and the challenge of substance abuse in the state.
Fortunately, the Kentucky State legislature supports strong insurance parity laws, and mandates all insurance providers to offer adequate treatment for substance abuse needs with almost equal funding to treatment for physical health needs. As a result, if you have comprehensive private health insurance like a PPO plan, you should be able to access a substantial sum funding the cost of drug/alcohol rehab at one of Kansas' best drug and alcohol rehabs.
Even if you don’t have funds, Kentuckians struggling with addiction, either themselves or within their families, can access government funding for addiction treatment ranging from medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to faith-based care.
To connect with the KY government helpline for treatment assistance, call 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) toll-free or text HOPE to 96714.
A treatment specialist will assist callers with all the variables, such as location and cost. Helpline opening hours are from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm (est) Monday thru Friday. During non-business hours, callers may leave a message, and the call center staff will get back in touch with them.