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Where to Go if You Need Help for Yourself or a Friend

Outpatient Counseling and Assessment Services

  • EKU Counseling Center: Room 571 Student Services Building, 622-1303
  • Richmond Comprehensive Care Center: 415 Gibson Lane, Richmond 623-9367 or 1-800-928-8000
  • The Ridge Behavioral Health System: 3050 Rio Dosa Drive, Lexington 859-269-2325 or 1-800-753-4673

Inpatient Treatment Services/Drug & Alcohol Detoxification:

  • Charles I. Schwartz Center: Lexington 859-246-7282;
  • Ridge Behavioral Health System: 3050 Rio Dosa Drive, Lexington 1-800-753-4673 or 859-269-2325
  • Good Samaritan Center for Behavioral Health (UK Good Samaritan Hospital): 310 S. Limestone St., Lexington 1-800-776-2673

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon:

  • Dry Dock, 262 Four Mile Rd., Richmond, KY, 624-3808
  • AA Bluegrass Area Central Office: 1-800-467-8019
  • AA Central Office in Lexington: 859-276-2917
  • Al-Anon/Alateen (for friends and families of individuals who have drinking problems): 859-277-1877

The Lexington AA program offers two, "young peoples" meetings every week.

  • Tuesdays, 8:30pm: Saint Augustine's Church, 472 Rose St.
  • Wednesdays, 5:00pm: The Newman Center at the University of Kentucky, 320 Rose Lane

Helplines, information lines and internet resources:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous:
  • Al-Anon:
  • Alcohol Accredited Treatment Programs and 24 hour helpline of Focus Healthcare:
    1-800-234-0420 or 1-800-283-2600
  • Alcohol Abuse 24-Hour Addiction Services of Focus Healthcare: 1-800-274-2042
  • Alcohol Abuse and Crisis Intervention: 1-800-234-0246
  • The Phoenix House (24-hour confidential information and how to get help for yourself or a friend): 1-800-DRUGHELP,
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse:
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): (this is a national treatment facility locator)
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