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New trends are emerging in the treatment of addiction. Peer support is the next step in treating addiction. Bluegrass is one of the few organizations in the Commonwealth offering the state curriculum to train this new position in addiction treatment.Read more ›
Since the late 1980s, policymakers have debated the question of how society should deal with the problem of women’s substance use during pregnancy. Prosecutors in many states have attempted to rely on a host of criminal laws already on the books to attack prenatal substance use.Read more ›
Over the years, our understanding of substance addiction has changed. Once thought to be caused by a lack of willpower or low morality, we now know addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.Read more ›
In 1965, Bluegrass was the first community mental health center in Kentucky. From that date, our mission has been clear, we exist to help children, adults and families live their best life.