The 17 Best-Rated Drug Rehab Centers in Kentucky

There are 475 rehabs in Kentucky that treat alcoholism and drug addiction. Only 17 of these rehabs met our rigorous editorial standards for high-quality treatment.

IN THIS GUIDE

  • Robert Alexander Center for Recovery, Stepworks Recovery Centers, Center for Behavioral Health, Crossroads, JourneyPure, Shepherds Shelter, Ultimate Treatment, Daviess Treatment, Covington, Behavioral Health Group, Pathways, Transitions, Spero Health, Recovery Works, VOA, Elizabethtown, and Cumberland River. (View All)
  • Each rehab in our list has: (a) The Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for addiction services, (b) Composite online review score of 2/5 stars or better (our grading system explained), (c) Robust programs that effectively treat substance abuse in an inpatient setting.

Best-Rated Drug Rehab Centers

Robert Alexander Center for Recovery

Robert Alexander Center for Recovery in Mount Washington, Kentucky

502-443-9950   |    Visit Website

130 Hope Street, Mount Washington, KY 40047

Robert Alexander Center for Recovery (RAC) values each of their client’s unique experiences and needs, which is why they work to create individualized, evidence-based addiction treatment plans for each person seeking help. They specialize in treating alcohol, opioid, cocaine, heroin, and meth addiction and serve several areas throughout Kentucky, increasing accessibility to drug rehab in the community. Though they offer several different levels of care, family programs are an important aspect of treatment through RAC so that clients and their loved ones can work together to improve relationships, living environments, and overall well being.

Levels of Care: Detox, Residential, PHP, IOP, OP, Aftercare

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A+
Accreditations: Joint Commission

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Stepworks Recovery Centers

Stepworks Recovery Centers in London, Kentucky

800-545-9031  |    Visit Website

3825 Marydell Road, London, Kentucky 40741

Stepworks Recovery Centers serves Bowling Green, Crowne Pointe, London, and Nicholasville in Kentucky. Having expanded its programs and services across the state, Stepworks is better able to treat the needs of more people who are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction. They are a medication-assisted treatment facility and are able to work with clients struggling with withdrawal symptoms or cravings through Suboxone, Buprenorphine injections, and Vivitrol. Stepworks also offers a 30-day residential program for people suffering from bacterial infections that are receiving antibiotics through an IV or PICC line. This program ensures that clients with drug-related infections are able to get a jumpstart on their addiction treatment program in a setting that allows for 24/7 medical supervision.

Levels of Care: Detox, Residential, IOP, Sober Living

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A+
Accreditations: CARF

Center for Behavioral Health – Frankfort

Center for Behavioral Health

502-352-2111 |    Visit Website

2225 Lawrenceburg Road, Building C, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Center for Behavioral Health in Frankfort is an opioid use disorder treatment facility that provides clients with affordable medication-assisted treatment options, such as Suboxone and Vivitrol amongst others. Their website outlines specific prices for assessments and individual or group therapy sessions, and this may change depending on the specific client’s situation. Though they are able to help clients struggling with other types of substance abuse disorders, Center for Behavioral Health is uniquely specialized in treating opioid use disorders.

Levels of Care: Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: CARF

Crossroads Treatment Center

Crossroads Treatment Center in Somerset, Kentucky

606-485-4730  |    Visit Website

607 Clifty Street, Somerset, Kentucky 42503

Crossroads Treatment Center is a medication-assisted treatment facility, specializing in opioid use disorders and medication options that can help clients through withdrawal. Though their services stop at medication and individual counseling, they are able to refer clients out if they are in need of other programs or services. On-site doctors and nurses are able to supervise clients at all times and ensure that they receive medical care when necessary.

Levels of Care: Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: Joint Commission & CARF

JourneyPure

JourneyPure in Elizabethtown, Kentucky

844-409-3477  |    Visit Website

400 Ring Road, Suite 155, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701

Though JourneyPure does offer medication assistance and management, this makes up a very small portion of their programs. The staff knows that medication may be good at withdrawal management, but in order to provide clients with the best chances at successfully remaining sober long-term, treatment programs need to be comprehensive. This is why they also offer intensive trauma therapies, individual and group therapies, holistic or experiential treatment options, and life planning. When clients graduate from their program, they will be able to participate in the Alumni App which connects JourneyPure’s clients and staff together to ensure that they have support even once the program is finished.

Levels of Care: Detox, Residential, OP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: CARF

Shepherds Shelter – Ross Rehab

Shepherds Shelter - Ross Rehab in Mount Sterling, Kentucky

859-498-7111  |    Visit Website

236 Bridget Drive, Mount Sterling, Kentucky 40353

Shepherds Shelter is a 56-bed, faith-based facility that works with the community to provide private and effective residential treatment to those in need. This is a male-only facility for individuals over the age of 18. As a 12-step program, Shepherds Shelter works with their clients to address the spiritual and emotional aspects of healing through Recovery Dynamics education, relapse prevention, 12-step meetings, daily living skills, and various medical healthcare services.

Levels of Care: Residential

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: CARF

Ultimate Treatment Center

Ultimate Treatment Center in Ashland, Kentucky

606-393-4632  |    Visit Website

3655 Winchester Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41101

As a medication-assisted treatment facility, Ultimate Treatment Center works with clients struggling with addiction to prescription opioids, heroin, and alcohol. Clients have access to Suboxone, Naltrexone, and more. Their treatment programs also include case management and psychotherapy to create a more well-rounded program rather than only having access to medications. The psychotherapeutic services offered at Ultimate Treatment Center are individualized to the specific needs of the client but may include dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, reality therapy, and various family and group counseling sessions.

Levels of Care: Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: CARF

Daviess Treatment Services

Daviess Treatment Center in Owensboro, Kentucky

270-685-5030  |    Visit Website

3032 Highway 144, Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

Daviess Treatment Services provides recovery programs for those struggling with addiction to alcohol, opioids, and other substances. Because they offer so many different levels of care and customizable options, Daviess works to meet each client where they are rather than trying to fit them into their program. This means that clients work with their treatment team to determine which plans and services will be most effective. Different options available are cognitive processing therapy, SMART Recovery, educational groups, family programs, creative writing, hypnotherapy, yoga, and various exercise and recreational options.

Levels of Care: Medical Detox, Residential, PHP, IOP, OP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: CARF

Covington Treatment Center

Covington Treatment Center in Covington, Kentucky

​859-444-4499  |    Visit Website

1450 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky 41011

Covington Treatment Center is an opioid addiction treatment facility, providing services such as medication assistance, individual therapy, group counseling, family programs, and medical services. If their clients require more comprehensive programs, they will refer out to trusted rehab centers. Each client will work with a treatment team that specializes in opioid use disorders to ensure they receive the highest level of care possible. These programs are affordable, ensuring that clients are able to receive all aspects of care despite their income or ability to pay for separate services.

Levels of Care: Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: CARF

Behavioral Health Group

Behavioral Health Group in Kentucky

606-487-1646  |    Visit Website

48 Independence Drive, Hazard, Kentucky 41701

Behavioral Health Group is primarily a medication-assisted treatment facility, offering both Buprenorphine and Suboxone as withdrawal management medications. They do also offer cognitive behavioral therapy in individual, group, and family settings. Clients work with their own team of clinicians, doctors, nurses, and peer support staff to ensure that all needs are being met. Though they do accept Medicaid and most private insurances, BHG also offers sliding scale options as well as self-pay to ensure that treatment is affordable and accessible. They are currently accepting walk-ins and new clients.

Levels of Care: Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: Joint Commission

Pathways

Pathways in Ashland, Kentucky

606-324-1141  |    Visit Website

201 22nd Street, Ashland, Kentucky 41101

Outpatient treatment services for those in the Boyd County area involve assertive community treatment, community support, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, medication-assistance, gender-specific programs, SMART Recovery, education services, case management, and crisis services. Pathways is very family and community-based, and all programs are designed with the specific client in mind.

Levels of Care: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient Program

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: CARF

Transitions Falmouth Treatment Center

Transitions Falmouth Treatment Center in Falmouth, Kentucky

859-491-4435  |    Visit Website

512 Maple Avenue, Falmouth, Kentucky 41040

The Falmouth Center provides treatment approaches for men struggling with substance use disorders. Clients will live in a private, rural setting to allow for full focus on their drug rehab program. Residential treatment will include some combination of individual or group therapies, education, and various activities that promote overall healing and wellness. Case management and continuous meetings with a treatment team ensure that these programs change as each client’s needs change.

Levels of Care: Residential, IOP, Recovery Housing

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: CARF

Spero Health

Spero Health in Pikeville, Kentucky

606-657-9988  |    Visit Website

7160 North Mayo Trail, Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

Spero Health has a lot of different locations around the state of Kentucky, allowing for increased accessibility to their drug treatment services. As an evidence-based facility, clients will have access to medication-assistance services like Suboxone or Vivitrol to help manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings during the early stages of recovery. Because the medication is often a short-term approach to healing, clients will also have access to comprehensive outpatient services, including various talk therapies, housing assistance, legal services, overall wellness programs, and educational services.

Levels of Care: Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: CARF

Recovery Works

Recovery Works in South Shore, Kentucky

606-498-4174  |    Visit Website

4632 State Route 1043, South Shore, Kentucky 41175

Inpatient treatment at Recovery Works is trauma-informed as many of the clients seeking help for dependency have suffered some form of trauma that led to or exacerbated alcohol abuse or drug abuse. Clients have access to several different levels of care, and they will also be offered Vivitrol or other medications to help minimize withdrawal and cravings. Other services offered include group meditation, motivational enhancement, relapse prevention, nutritional counseling, and music therapy. They do also offer gender-specific programs and alumni care to ensure that clients still receive support even after their specific program has ended. 12-step meetings are available on site. Other amenities include a gym, walking trails, and an on-site chef.

Levels of Care: IOP, PHP, Residential, Medical Detoxification

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B+
Accreditations: CARF

VOA Recovery

VOA Recovery in Louisville, Kentucky

502-634-0082  |    Visit Website

1432 South Shelby Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40217

Freedom House is a residential program specializing in addiction recovery for pregnant women and women with young children. Substance abuse treatment combines both evidence-based therapies with holistic treatment options to ensure that each woman is provided with a well-rounded and comprehensive program that treats them as a whole. This program includes individual therapy, family programs, group counseling, education services, parenting classes, life skills training, nutritional classes, vocational or employment assistance, and child care.

Levels of Care: Inpatient Drug Rehab

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B+
Accreditations: CARF

Center for Behavioral Health – Elizabethtown

Center for Behavioral Health

270-234-8180  |    Visit Website

2645 Leitchfield Road, Suite 104, Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701

As an addiction treatment center, Center for Behavioral Health in Elizabethtown offers Suboxone, Vivitrol, and other types of medication assistance for opioid use disorders. Their program is affordable, but only provides individual and group therapies as supplemental to the medication. If clients need more intensive levels of care, they may need to be referred to a different, more specialized facility as the Center for Behavioral Health primarily focuses on medication assistance for opioid addiction. They do accept Medicaid and other forms of health insurance.

Levels of Care: Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B+
Accreditations: CARF

Cumberland River Behavioral Health

Cumberland River Behavioral Health in Mount Vernon, Kentucky

606-256-2129  |    Visit Website

260 Old U.S. Highway 25 South, Mount Vernon, Kentucky 40456

Cumberland River is a non-profit, community-based drug rehab center that provides treatment to clients in the Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Rockcastle, and Whitley county areas. Not only do they provide crisis services, but they also offer outpatient programs to those struggling with substance abuse. These programs include educational resources, individual and group therapies, self-help groups, vocational services, and aftercare planning. Most of their programs follow the Matrix Model. Case management helps clients work with their specific clinician to determine which services are needed and effective. Cumberland River also has a program for women who are pregnant.

Levels of Care: Outpatient, IOP, Residential

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B
Accreditations: Joint Commission

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Our Grading System

We assign letter grades to each center based on their cumulative online review ratings:

  • A = 4.3 – 5 Stars
  • B = 3.5 – 4.2 Stars
  • C = 2.6 – 3.4 Stars
  • D = 2 – 2.5 Stars
  • F = > 2 Stars
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