GET HELP NOW!  Northern Kentucky Substance Abuse Helpline – 859-577-CARE (2273) – went live, available to serve folks in our community 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In Northern Kentucky last year, there were 1,168 opioid/heroin overdoses at St. Elizabeth’s emergency rooms, approximately 2,500 adults using medically-assisted treatment to overcome opioid/heroin addiction, and 217 individuals who died from an opioid/heroin drug overdose.  A recognized medical expert in addiction estimates there are between 8,000 and 26,000 opioid/heroin addicts in Northern Kentucky.

The Substance Abuse Helpline is another step forward in combating this onslaught.  Thirty-five percent of Northern Kentuckians report having a friend or family member struggling with opioid or heroin addiction.

Hold onto the Substance Abuse Helpline information in the attached releases in case someone you know has a need, and please share it with anyone you know who might be seeking help for a loved one.

Compendium of Resources:  NKY Hates Heroin has a recently updated addiction resources guide.  Visit their website to view the database:,


Here are just a few examples in NKY:

Detox (men & women)

Transitions Droege Detox 859-291-1045
St Elizabeth Falmouth 859-301-5966
Medication Assisted Treatment
Transitions (Dr. Todd Carran) Subutex/Suboxone 859-491-4435
NKY Med Clinic (Methadone) 859-360-0250
Dr. Mina “Mike” Kalfas (Suboxone/Subutex) 859-341-5757
Residential Treatment (men)
Transitions, Inc., Northern Kentucky 859-491-4435
Teen Challenge-Milford, OH 513-248-0452
Recovery Works-Georgetown, KY 502-570-9313
Charlie’s ¾ House-Cincinnati, OH 513-784-1853
Residential Treatment (women)
Chrysalis House-Lexington, KY 859-231-6396
Cross Roads Christian Recovery Center-Richmond, IN 765-967-0497
The Healing Place- Louisville, KY 502-568-6680
Transition’s WRAP House-Covington, KY 859-491-2090
Recovery Works-Georgetown, KY 502-570-9313
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (Men, Women & Adolescents)
St. Elizabeth Edgewood 859-301-5966
Transitions Inc. (> 18 yrs of age) 859-431-2531
NorthKey Community Care (> 18 yrs of age) 859-331-3292
Recovery Centers (Men & Women)
The Healing Place- Louisville, KY (Women) 502-568-6680
The Healing Place – Campbellsville, Ky (Men) 859-789-0176
Grateful Life Center, Erlanger, KY (Men) 859-359-4500
Brighton Center-Florence, KY (Women) 859-282-9390
Hope Center – Lexington (Women) 859-252-2002 ext 228
Family Support Groups
Hope for Families Facing Addiction – HFFAOffers families of addicts/alcoholics a safe place to share their grief and frustrations, ask questions and learn about addiction in a relaxed environment.  Thursday @ 7pm 226 Thomas More ParkwayCrestview Hills, KY859-630-8748Contact: Cathy Carlson
Lakeside Christian ChurchThursday evening  7-8:15 pm 195 Buttermilk Pike Room 404Lakeside Park, KY
Celebrate RecoveryChrist Chapel Church 3819 Turfway Rd, Erlanger, KY 41018(859) 371-3787
S.O.A.R. Program provides education and support to friends & family that have a loved one battling the disease of addiction.Meets Friday evening @ 7p 6800 Hazel Ct, Florence, KY ‎ 41042(859) 371-9988 ()  orStacie Nance or 859-802-2783
People Enduring Addiction Consequences Everyday (PEACE)A grief support group that meets the first Tuesday  of each month at Grateful Life Center Erlanger, KY at 7 pm Connie DeMarrero (859)-635-0187
Substance Abuse Prevention Resources
NKY Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Board
People Advocating Recovery (PAR)Meets regularly
Recovery Support
Personal Involvement Empowering Recovery (PIER) 1002 Monmouth StreetNewport, KY 41071(859)547-6539
Heroin Anonymous GroupMeets Friday evening @ 7pm 6800 Hazel Ct, Florence, KY ‎ 41042(859) 371-9988 ()www.7hillschurch.tvContact: