Whatever your addiction, substance use can cause many problems in your life. Landmark Recovery of Louisville can help you start the process of drug recovery and maintain sobriety long after treatment.
Drug addiction has taken a devastating toll on the families and communities of Kentucky. It is estimated that 1 in 14 Kentuckians currently suffers from some form of addiction. 1 Over the past decade, the number of drug-related overdose deaths in Kentucky has skyrocketed to more than 1,500 each year. 2 The Bluegrass State currently has the third highest rate of drug overdose fatalities in the nation. 3 On average, four Kentuckians will die from a drug overdose every day.
Kentucky has been disproportionately impacted by the national opioid crisis. Last year, nearly 1,000 Kentuckians died from a drug overdose involving opioids. 4 The vast majority of overdose deaths involve fentanyl, an extremely powerful synthetic opioid drug typically used to treat advanced cancer pain.Tragically, a recently published study shows that the social isolation and economic distress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly heightened the risk of overdose among Kentuckians suffering with opioid addiction. 5
Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance in Kentucky. A fifth of all Kentuckians engaged in binge drinking in the past month and 1 in 21 have an alcohol use disorder (or alcoholism), including a staggering 1 in 12 young adults (aged 18-25 years). 1 Around 1 in 23 Kentucky residents misused prescription opioids in the past year, and 1 in 115 suffers from a prescription opioid addiction. 1 Marijuana is the most used illicit drug in Kentucky, as 1 in 12 Kentuckians currently use marijuana and 1 in 8 have used marijuana in the past year. 1 Other illicit drugs commonly used in Kentucky include cocaine (1 in 58), methamphetamines (1 in 100), and heroin (1 in 250). It is estimated that 1 in 33 Kentucky residents currently battles an addiction to some type of illicit drug.
Are you or someone you love struggling with a drug addiction? Many people in Kentucky have turned their lives around by getting help for their addiction at our drug rehab in Louisville. In 2019, approximately 22,000 Kentuckians entered rehab and began their journey to recovery. 6 If you are in the Louisville area, you have a great deal of choices when it comes to choosing rehab for drug addiction. Unfortunately, many drug rehab centers in Louisville, KY may not offer the specialized care and support that are needed to deliver long-term success.
Landmark Recovery can help you break free from drug addiction. Our drug rehab in Louisville provides evidence-based drug rehab programs that are tailored to meet your specific needs.During an initial intake exam and evaluation our trained staff will determine the severity of your addiction and identify any health concerns, such as a co-occurring mental health disorder, that will need to be addressed.The intake clinician or primary addiction counselor will then create a personalized treatment plan that may include residential care, a partial hospitalization program, or intensive outpatient services.
Before starting any form of drug rehab treatment, you must undergo detox, to eliminate all traces of drugs from your body. We recommend that you do not try detoxing at home, by yourself. More often than not, people who try going cold turkey will fall off the wagon, as the intense cravings and painful symptoms of withdrawal are too much to overcome alone.
Landmark Recovery offers medically supervised detox services to help you get you through withdrawal successfully. Clinical specialists at our Louisville drug rehab will provide supportive care with around-the-clock monitoring to keep you safe and comfortable throughout the entire detox process. We will also watch out for any signs of potential medical complications, including life-threatening seizures, uncontrolled vomiting and diarrhea, and elevations in blood pressure. While detoxing from some drugs, like opioids and alcohol, you may be prescribed certain medications to reduce cravings and negative withdrawal symptoms. 7
Following the completion of detox, you will enter the therapy stage of Louisville drug rehab. A variety of evidence-based treatments will be incorporated into your personalized treatment program, including behavioral therapy, medication-assisted treatment, individual and group counseling, family therapy, meditation and mindfulness therapies, and health and wellness education. Participation in therapy will help determine the underlying causes of your addiction and teach the skills and behaviors needed to control cravings and prevent relapse. 8
Please call Landmark Recovery at 502-309-2675 to learn more about the medically supervised detox and drug rehab programs offered at our local drug rehab treatment center in Louisville, Kentucky.
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1) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2017-2018 State-Specific Tables, Tables 45-46. Kentucky.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2017-2018-nsduh-state-specific-tables
2) Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. (2020). Overdose Fatality Report.https://odcp.ky.gov/Pages/Overdose-Fatality-Report.aspx
3) Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. (2018). Opioid, methamphetamine use and prescription drug misuse in Kentucky.https://www.healthy-ky.org/res/images/resources/KHIP-substance-use-FINAL.pdf
4) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2020). Kentucky: Opioid-Involved Deaths and Related Harms.https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/kentucky-opioid-involved-deaths-related-harms
5) Slavova S, Rock P, Bush HM, Quesinberry D, Walsh SL. Signal of increased opioid overdose during COVID-19 from emergency medical services data. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2020;214:108176.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7351024/
6) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Treatment Episode Data Set. (2020). Indiana TEDS admissions aged 12 years and older, by primary substance use and gender, age at admission, race, and ethnicity: Percent, 2019.https://wwwdasis.samhsa.gov/webt/newmapv1.htm
7) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131
8) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: Behavioral Therapies.https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/evidence-based-approaches-to-drug-addiction-treatment/behavioral-therapies