Kentucky Assessments/Evaluations for Drug & Alcohol Addiction


Addiction assessments and evaluations in Kentucky are the best way to find drug rehabilitation programs in the state or in another state if that is what is best suited for your needs. Opioid addiction and use involving synthetic opioids continue to contribute to fatal and non-fatal overdoses in the state. Qualified professionals with will help you find a drug rehab center to treat your addiction. In addition, we can offer the initial assessment and even refer you to further evaluation services. Finding the proper drug rehabilitation is crucial. Generally, treatment settings and interventions should meet the needs of the patient.


Below you can find a listing of different assessment/evaluation programs for drug and alcohol addiction in Kentucky. The list can be incomplete so if you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

The state of Kentucky does have options available when it comes to looking for a place to receive a drug or alcohol addiction assessment and evaluation. Finding the right help is important and this is an excellent process, to begin with. Regardless of the addiction, an assessment is a good idea to determine the extent of the problem and the best treatment approach. There are countless professionals in the state who will offer an assessment to families and or drug users.

An addiction assessment will determine what method of detox is needed, followed by inpatient or outpatient treatment, and aftercare programs. Many families are unsure of what direction to take when their loved one is struggling with addiction. Substance abuse assessment help with alleviating the confusion and narrowing down the search. If you are searching for an assessment and or evaluation in Kentucky for drug and alcohol addiction, there are resources available.

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How is screening for alcohol or drug abuse done?

The most common approach to screen for alcohol or drug abuse is to ask a series of distinct questions, which help determine if an addiction is present, and how severe it may be. The results of these screenings allow suitable drug rehabilitation methods to be recommended to the patient, which will help them address all the issues they may be facing.

According to a 2017 Combined Annual Report by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, in 2011 the number of prescription opioids dispensed began to decline. During 2011 there were 371,794 dosage units prescribed, which then decreased to 301,712 dosage units in 2016. These numbers represented a 70 million dosage unit decline. A unit dose is the amount of medication administered to a patient in a single dose. The domestic production of methamphetamine has continued to decline. In 2011 there were 1,235 labs, and by 2017 this decreased to less than 100 labs. The methamphetamine found in the state is coming from Mexico and parts of South America. In 2016 and 2017, there were several significant seizures of foreign-produced methamphetamine in the state.

During 2017 the state saw an increase in the threat from synthetic drugs made in foreign countries. New regulations were implemented to increase penalties for trafficking in synthetic drugs. Marijuana in the state continues to be the most used illicit drug. In 2017, there were over 470,178 plants seized by local agencies. Also, during 2016 the number of overdose fatalities increased; in June of 2017, there were 1,404 deaths, whereas in 2015, during that time, there were 1,248 deaths. Residents in Kentucky aged 35 to 44 were the largest demographic in overdose deaths, followed by 45 to 54 years old. The combination of fentanyl and heroin was involved in 623 overdose deaths. These deaths accounted for 47 percent of all deaths, which was an increase from 34% in 2015.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on June 24, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.