According to SAMHSA, there are over 10 medical detox and over 50 outpatient detox centers in Kentucky. In addition, there are over 50 residential detox programs. Detoxification aims to manage withdrawal symptoms and alleviate cravings associated with drug and alcohol abuse.


Here is a list of the different drug detox centers in Kentucky. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219. recommends that detox should be part of a well-rounded treatment approach. It should not replace formal counseling or therapy at a residential or outpatient drug rehab center. Depending on the severity of withdrawal, a patient would access medical detox or clinical detox center.

Our directory provides comprehensive information for many of these detox centers in Kentucky. Contact one of our addictions counselors for more details, or consult our directory. Detox is a critical step on the recovery pathway.

What is Drug Detox?

TIPS: If you are going to detox

  • Never stop taking the medication without consulting a doctor.
  • Get a professional assessment to determine if you need medical detox centers in KY.
  • Do not abruptly stop using large amounts of alcohol or certain drugs without consulting a medical professional.
  • Get medical support through medical detox or advice from your doctor when detoxing from alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines.
  • Holistic detox approaches can be effective, especially when withdrawal symptoms are mild and do not require medication assistance.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods and get plenty of sleep, to help your body heal.

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Paying for Drug Detox in Kentucky

According to SAMHSA, the following payment options are accepted at detox programs in Kentucky:

  • 89 programs accept Kentucky Medicaid (Department of Medicaid Services).
  • 85 facilities take private health insurance plans, yet coverage varies.
  • 98 programs are cash or self-payment options.
  • 34 centers take federal military insurance, typically TRICARE.
  • 9 programs offer payment assistance but check with the facility first.

Demographic Specific Detox Services

According to SAMHSA, the following drug and alcohol detox programs are available for specific demographics:

  • 59 centers are men-only treatment centers.
  • 52 programs provide services for adult women only.
  • 10 centers are specifically for adolescents.
  • 39 facilities operate specifically for veterans.
  • 50 programs offer help for pregnant, postpartum women.

Detox Centers Using Opioids in Kentucky

According to SAMHSA, the following opioid treatment options are available:

  • 16 federally certified Opioid Treatment Programs.
  • 73 programs prescribe Buprenorphine.
  • 78 facilities offer Naltrexone.
  • 30 centers accept clients using Medication-Assisted Treatment but prescribed elsewhere.

It is the professional opinion of that medications are beneficial to manage dangerous withdrawal symptoms. However, some of these drugs pose a significant risk of developing dependence during prolonged use. Individuals should consider becoming entirely drug-free.

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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.

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

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on June 24, 2022

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility's Medical Director.