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It’s not a moral failing—it’s a treatable illness. Get the facts about this misunderstood medical condition; find treatment, recovery groups, or grief support; and browse resources to help you or a loved one.  

Find Help for Substance Use Disorder

Visit FindHelpNowKy to find addiction treatment that is taking new clients right now. 

  • Need help finding treatment? Kentuckians struggling with a substance use disorder, either themselves, families, friends, and professionals can call toll free (833) 8KY-HELP (833-859-4357) to speak with a specialist about treatment options and available resources. All calls are confidential.
  • After hours and need assistance? Call the Kentucky Opioid Assistance and Resource Hotline (KY-OAR) at 1-800-930-3717.
  • Visit the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment online or call 1-800-662-4357
  • For additional guidance and information for the deaf and hard of hearing community on finding substance use disorder and addiction options using the Find Help Now website, watch the Find Help Now – American Sign Language video.

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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Find a methadone treatment program

Find a buprenorphine (Suboxone) provider

Find naloxone (Narcan® or Kloxxado®)

If you are a person who uses drugs or if you are around people who use drugs, please consider learning how to respond to an opioid overdose and carrying naloxone (intranasal brand names: Narcan® or Kloxxado®). Naloxone is a medication designed to reverse an opioid overdose. Call 911 in an emergency.

Naloxone is available in Kentucky pharmacies. Use this locator to find a pharmacy, community based organization, or health department in your area that provides naloxone distribution. 

Did you know that Kentucky Medicaid, including all Managed Care Organizations, covers the life-saving medication naloxone (brand name Narcan®) with no co-pays?

Kentucky Medicaid, incluidas todas las organizaciones de atención administrada (MCO), cubre el medicamento que salva vidas naloxona (marca Narcan®).

Find Syringe Service Programs

Anonymous and free. Syringe Service Programs provide access to sterile needles and syringes free of cost, a place to dispose of used needles and syringes safely, and offer safer injection education. Syringe Service Programs in Kentucky also provide overdose prevention education and free naloxone (Narcan®), screening for infectious diseases, care and treatment for HIV and viral hepatitis, and linkage to health and treatment services.

Find Recovery Community Centers

Recovery Community Centers are free, non-profit centers offering support services such as mutual aid, peer support, employment and housing resources, and fellowship with others from the Recovery Community.

Learn more about overdose rates in your community

The Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center has built an interactive dashboard to provide county-level trends in overdose.

Information for Treatment Providers

Become a buprenorphine-waivered practitioner.

Complete free training on the evidence-based prevention and treatment of OUD and chronic pain through the Providers Clinical Support System.

Learn about the use of medications for OUD in emergency departments

Learn about evidence-based practices for the treatment of stimulant use disorders

American Society of Addiction Medicine training resources

Visit the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort’s webpage for resources, education, and grants announcements

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UNSHAME Kentucky is brought to you by the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE) in partnership with Shatterproof. The campaign is funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.

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