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Apply for Recovery Ready Communities

The Recovery Ready Communities Certification Program is designed to provide a quality measure of a city or county’s substance use disorder (SUD) recovery efforts. The program offers local officials, recovery advocates, and concerned citizens the opportunity to evaluate their community’s current SUD treatment programs and interventions in a framework that is designed to maximize positive public health outcomes among Kentuckians suffering from SUD.

What Our Commonwealth Is Facing


Counties in Kentucky reported more overdose deaths than the national average in 2021


Kentuckians lost to drug overdose in 2021


Kentucky had the 7th highest incarceration rate in the world in 2021


Kentucky State Police reported drug offenses committed in Kentucky in 2021

What Our Counties Are Facing

The Kentucky Injury Prevention & Research Center has put together a tool to demonstrate how substance use disorder is effecting your county.

Use this tool to find an addiction treatment facility that is taking new clients right now. Created by (KIPRC).

Find the Recovery House that best fits your needs. Search by location and more.

How A Community's Response To Substance Use Disorder Is Evaluated


Ensuring that residents have adequate available resources in the areas of community support, education, peer support, healthcare accessibility, harm reduction and legal guidance can dramatically increase success rates in the fight against substance use disorder.


Those communities attempting to expand capacity for quality treatment interventions to residents who are suffering from substance use disorder require further access to resources that are tailored to the needs of their residents, in the areas of community support, healthcare, provider support, additional resources for the incarcerated and streamlining of government services.

Recovery Support

An essential and often overlooked aspect of success in the battle against substance use disorder is recovery support, which engages the community in areas of peer support, anti-stigma training for public officials and staff, employer resources, recovery-specific community support, work release and continuing education opportunities for justice-involved residents and post-recovery collegiate education.


Gov. Beshear Enhances Resources for Kentuckians Fighting Addiction

Recovery Ready Communities to offer transportation, support groups, employment services at no cost

Gov. Beshear appoints Kentucky Chamber and others to Recovery Ready Communities Advisory Council

An advisory council has been appointed to help implement a new state law seeking to help Kentucky battle substance use disorder and ensure Kentuckians have what they need to recover and succeed.

Addiction crisis: Law aims to help Kentucky communities be ‘recovery ready’

FRANKFORT, Ky. — A new law will soon give Kentucky communities a road map to better navigate the complex public health crisis of addiction.

State agencies working together to help recovering addicts with additional resources

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) – A house bill signed into law by Gov. Andy Beshear following last year’s general assembly could help create “Recovery Ready Communities” in an effort to help those battling drug addiction.

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