The Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy offers drug abuse treatment for a wide range of addictions and alcohol abuse. Kentucky reports high levels of heroin abuse, as a wave of reports and indicators show a rapid increase. We stand ready to assist Kentucky residents seeking to end the difficult battle with heroin. We can help families find effective treatment.
The State of Kentucky has current initiatives aimed at reducing the state’s high level of teen abuse of prescription drugs. Prescription drugs are a significant course of overdose incidents and addiction among all age groups. However, in Kentucky the levels rank at the third in the nation for teen abuse of prescription drugs. The State initiated an outreach and prevention effort to get more needed treatment and better prevention. We understand the concern with prescription abuse. We are ready to help families find excellent programs and treatment facilities that work with young abusers.
We understand the urgency that accompanies an epidemic of opiate abuse. Treatment systems can become overloaded along with emergency medical capacity that assists in drug overdose cases. A sense of panic can grip a community, and the families of addicted individuals experience emotional pain. Heroin addiction is a resistant drug; it presents difficult cases for successful treatment and recovery. The powerful cravings are both physical and psychological, and detoxification can be long and difficult.
We can help Kentucky families find the best combination of program resources and facilities. We feel it is important to approach every addiction as a case with unique individual needs. No two people are the same, and no two addictions are the same. While we share the deep concern that families and friends experience for their drug-dependent loved ones, we approach the situation objectively. We try to identify all of the factors contributing to addiction. We look beyond the addiction and try to help the whole person. In some cases, addiction has underlying health or mental health issues that also require treatment. We are standing by to assist Kentucky families put their loved ones on a path to recovery.