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Kentucky officially known as the Commonwealth of Kentucky a state which is located in the east south-central region of the United States. Among the four U.S. states which is constituted as a commonwealth, Kentucky is one along with Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Kentucky is the 26th most populous and 37th most extensive state among the 50 United States. Due to the pastures found in the fertile soil, it is nicknamed “Bluegrass State”. The two major cities in the state were Louisville and Lexington.


These are the top cities in Kentucky:

S.No Name of the cities Population Latitude/Longitude
1 Lexington 314,488 38.05 / -84.459
2 Meads 288,649 38.413 / -82.709
3 Ironville 288,649 38.456 / -82.692
4 Louisville 190,582 38.254 / -85.759
5 Lexington 225,366 37.989 / -84.478


Most commonly abused substance in Kentucky

Substance abuse in Kentucky

Below are a few 2015 statistics concerning Kentucky residents 12 years old and up

The above mentioned were the statistics recorded in the particular year 2015


Kentucky Substance abuse

Substance abuse treatment

S.No Name of the drug Number people received treatment Percentage
1 Opiates 8586 45%
3 Marijuana 2437 13%
4 Methamphetamine 1837 10%
5 Cocaine 1035 5%
5 Other 671 4%


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However, the state is popular for its fertile soil and culture, addiction is the biggest problem that is faced by this state. Even the government helps its people with various strategy. The state provides many government and private treatment centers for the people to make use for their addiction recovery process. Addictionaide list the best treatment centers nearby with all their amenities and features, you can give a call speak with our counselor, to choose the best type of which suits you. Even if you wish to travel outside of your place to avail the treatment and counseling you can check the center details on Addictionaide.

Current captions about Drug abuse in Kentucky


Overdose deaths

In 2016, people aged 35 to 44 had the largest number of overdose deaths.



Heroin was present in about 34 % of overdose deaths.


Nearly 47 % of overdose deaths occurred due to abuse of fentanyl, either by itself or in a mixture of heroin.

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