Tobacco / Drug Use

Healthier Living Includes Avoiding Tobacco and Drugs
Smoking Impacts Health!  Persons living with mental illness are about twice as likely to smoke as other persons. [National Alliance of Mental Illness, NAMI]  Breaking free from nicotine dependence saves money and decreases the likelihood of developing disease and/or disability for yourself and those you smoke around.  For more information on quitting, visit:

Alcohol with Other Drugs Do Not Mix!  Mental illness and substance abuse often co-exist.  For example, young people with major depressive episodes are twice as likely to take 1st drink or use drugs the 1st time as those who do not experience a depressive episode. Mixing alcohol and illicit drugs with prescribed medications can interfere with improvements in mental health.  It can also have unpredictable and potentially dangerous side effects.

Five Things You Can Do To Enhance Your Recovery Odds

  1. Don't use-no matter what!

  2. Choose a treatment program that offers a rich menu of continuing care services and actively utilize these supports.

  3. Find a recovery support group and stay actively involved. (Make meetings a priority, get a sponsor, build a sober social network, and appy recovery program principles to problems of daily living.) Involve your family members in recovery support groups and activities.

  4. If you do not have a living environment supportive of recovery, investigate the growing network of recovery homes.

  5. Become an expert on your own recovery and take responsibility for it.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as retrieved from
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Alcohol Alert, as retrieved from

Links to National Resources:  
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
STOP Underage Drinking
Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery
Alcohol Justice
Data, Outcomes, and Quality in Substance Abuse/Mental Health

Prevention and Treatment Resource List

Detox (men & women)  
Transitions Droege Detox 859-291-1043
St Elizabeth Falmouth 859-301-5966
Residential Treatment (men)  
Transitions, Inc., Northern Kentucky 859-491-4435
The Healing Place- Louisville, KY 502-585-4848
Hope Center-Lexington, KY 859-252-7881
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)  
Brighton Center-Florence, KY 859-282-9390
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
Transitions 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
Family Support Groups  
Hope for Families Facing Addiction – HFFA
Offers 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 Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY
Contact: Cathy Carlson
Lakeside Christian Church Thursday evening  7-8:15 pm 195 Buttermilk Pike Room 404
Lakeside Park, KY
Celebrate Recovery Christ Chapel Church 3819 Turfway Rd, Erlanger, KY 41018
(859) 371-3787
People Enduring Addiction Consequences Everyday (PEACE)
A grief support group that meets the first Tuesday  of each month  Transitions Grateful Life Center
Erlanger, KY at 7 p.m
Connie DeMarrero (859)-635-0187
Substance Abuse Prevention Resources
NorthKey Regional Prevention Center
Prevention Alliance/Kentucky Area Substance Abuse Policy Board - NKY


People Advocating Recovery (PAR)
Meets regularly
Recovery Peer Support  
MHA-Recovery Network 912 Scott Street
Covington, KY 41011
Personal Involvement Empowering Recovery (PIER) 1002 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY 41071