The state of Kentucky has major drug problems with Lortab, Lorcet, OxyContin and has an outrageous increase with methamphetamine labs. The Kentucky Circuit Court system reported that from 2007-2008, that the number of prescription drug cases went from 1, 434 to 6,032 in 2008! Kentucky is also one of the leading states that supplies domestic grown marijuana which makes them the number one money making crop. It's so abused, that it is actually sold in front of stores, parking lots, bars, homes and among other places. Kentucky has placed fourth out of all the United States as one of our nation's most medicated states reported by a Forbes study in 2010.
Meth use with teens is very high in Kentucky at 12.7% than compared to the nation's average which is 9.1%. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) 2008 National Survey on Drug Use stated that 70% of nonmedical prescription meds were accessed by users through a friend or family member, stealing from a friend or family member, by robbing homes and pharmacies, by prescription fraud and or by doctor shopping. Also, meth labs had an exceeding increase from 297 in 2007 to 706 meth labs in 2009.
From a study done by SAMHSA between 1998-2008, admissions for treatment centers was for prescription meds which increased to 400%! In 2009, the three top number of deaths for the most used drug overdoses that was reported by the Kentucky Office of the Medical Examiner was for alprazolam 207, oxycodone 169 and methadone 117. In that year of 2009, Kentucky had 2, 922 admissions for drug and alcohol detox centers with 1,341 who completed treatment, 1,135 transferred to other programs, 404 quit their program, 10 were kicked out of treatment, and 32 were under other reasons. If you know of anyone that is looking for a drug and alcohol detox center, Kentucky has 337 treatment providers.
As of 2010, the main leading drug use that was reported by SAMHSA was opiates and then marijuana. Kentucky realizes that they have a major drug problem. They now have over 30 Drug Free Communities Programs (DFCP) that are funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), they also have their KASPER system that helps track Scheduled II-V controlled drugs, they have a Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) which helps aid in prescribed controlled drugs that are authorized by physicians and pharmacies, and they have the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) that supports them with coordinating their local, state and Federal law enforcement agencies that helps them with organization, technology, equipment and other resources to fight against drug trafficking.
So, please if you or someone you're close to is interested in a drug and alcohol detox center, it is wise to fully investigate that certain treatment center before you make a final commitment.