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Kentucky Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in Kentucky (KY).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Kentucky?

Below is a list of three free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in Kentucky for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
Hope and Help(833) 859-435796714
Northern Kentucky Helpline(859) 415-9280None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from Kentucky, the Bluegrass State, to call.

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List of Free Kentucky Addiction Helplines

Hope and Help

Hope and Help is a non-profit organization that provides support and resources for individuals and families affected by substance use disorder.

Their services include counseling, education, and advocacy, with a focus on reducing the stigma surrounding addiction and encouraging recovery. Through their efforts, Hope and Help aims to create a healthier and more compassionate community for all.

Northern Kentucky Helpline

The Northern Kentucky Helpline is a resource for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. It provides assistance and support to individuals seeking help for addiction, including referrals to treatment programs and resources for long-term recovery.

The helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide confidential and non-judgmental support to those in need.

Zinnia Health

Zinnia Health offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Health is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in KY.

Zinnia Health has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in Kentucky?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 738 deaths (up 180.6% from 2000)
  • 16.5 deaths per 100,000 people (up 153.8% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 4,477,251 (up 10.8% from 2000)

According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, there are an average of 2,206 alcohol-related deaths each year in the state of Kentucky. The Center for Disease Control estimated that 59,519 years of potential lives are lost each year due to excessive alcohol use. From 2015 to 2019, excessive alcohol deaths per capita in Kentucky increased by as much as 40 percent.

In 2020, Kentucky had 3,680 combined deaths from alcohol, drug, and suicide, an age-adjusted rate of 82.8 deaths per 100,000 people. Kentucky’s combined deaths of despair increased 36% between 2019 and 2020, the second only to West Virginia, which had a 37% increase.

It is estimated that up to 65% of the U.S. prison population has an active substance use disorder, and many will return to using and be arrested again within a few years. Jails throughout Kentucky are offering programming to help those with substance use disorder while incarcerated before they are released.

Kentucky taxpayers spend about $3 billion annually supporting those with an alcohol-use disorder in terms of health care, lives lost, and accidents.

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