Treatment and Recovery Resources


Start here to find treatment openings in Kentucky for substance use:


The new KY Help Call Center will provide referrals across the state to both public and private treatment  providers. 

Kentuckians struggling with a substance use disorder, either themselves or within their families, can call 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) toll-free to speak with a specialist about treatment options and available resources.

Options will include everything from medication-assisted treatment to faith based care, and a live specialist will assist callers work through all the variables. such as location and cost.

Callers can speak to a specialist 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. 


Operation UNITE provides a toll-free Treatment Referral Line for anyone seeking assistance with a drug addiction. This line is available during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Individuals seeking treatment, as well as family members in need of support, can call the referral line to learn about available treatment programs in the region and the appropriate steps they must take in order to enter a program that will meet their needs. All calls are kept confidential.

Through UNITE’s treatment initiative, individuals seeking help may be directed to short- or long-term treatment programs, Drug Court, or After-Care support programs. Low-income individuals living in Kentucky’s Fifth Congressional District may also qualify for a Voucher Program that will help cover the costs of residential treatment for drug-related addictions.

For more information about eligibility requirements call the UNITE Treatment Line at 1-866-908-6483.



Get Help Lex is an on-line resource for people seeking facilities and services for substance use disorder (substance abuse/addiction) in or around Lexington, Kentucky.

Get Help Lex is a tool to help you find a substance abuse treatment program for yourself and others.  It's an informational tool ONLY.  If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. 


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The Northern Kentucky Helpline for Heroin, Opiate Addiction is:


The hotline is for anyone with questions or needs help with heroin addiction. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is answered by a licensed professional counselor.




The Inject Hope Regional Collaborative brings community leaders in the areas of public health, health care, public safety, prevention and treatment and job and family services together across Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana to address the heroin and opiate epidemic that is threatening the well-being and safety of our entire community. Through the development and implementation of a comprehensive effort, the Regional Collaborative creates a unified foundation that is able to scale the most successful efforts, enabling collaboration and coordination to most thoroughly and effectively leverage local resources.

Casey's Law 

 The Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention is named for Matthew Casey Wethington, who died in 2002 from a heroin overdose at the age of 23.  Casey was an energetic young man who enjoyed life until it was "taken" by drugs.  Casey never intended to become addicted to drugs when he used the first time.  What he did not realize was that his using would progress from abusing to dependence and then to the disease of addiction.  Although his parents tried to get him help, there was no law that could force someone into treatment because he was adult.  After Casey's death his parents lobbied for a change.  "Casey's Law" is an involuntary treatment act for those who suffer from the disease of addiction. 


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Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Where Familes Find Answers. Their mission is to reduce teen substance abuse and support families impacted by addiction.

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Recover Kentucky

Recovery Kentucky

Recovery Kentucky is a program that helps Kentuckians recover from chronic substance abuse and addiction, and move toward a life of sobriety and productivity. It supplies supportive housing— a stable place to live, and a support system to help men and women recovering from substance abuse and addiction. Recovery Kentucky provides services to qualifying low-income clients, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.

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National Substance Abuse Index

 You can use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service (SAMHSA) Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories) to find resources in your area.      



Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Our mission is to provide leadership, in partnership with others, to prevent disability, build resilience in individuals and their communities, and facilitate recovery for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness, intellectual disability or other developmental disability, or substance abuse.

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WLKY-TVSTATE OF ADDICTION: Resources in Kentucky and Indiana

Hearst Television - the parent company of WLKY - has launched a year long Opioid Awareness Project.  The focus is to make their viewers more aware of the impact of this problem in their community, as well as, across the Commonwealth, and work toward solutions.