Kenton County Detention Center SAP (Substance Abuse Program)

By Addiction Policy Forum



Kenton County Detention Center SAP (Substance Abuse Program) provides treatment for residents struggling with SUDs and facilitates their transition into community-based care up to and including Intensive Outpatient Programming. The program aims to expand and improve SUD treatment pre- and post-release, decrease drug overdose morbidity and mortality, and reduce recidivism related to substance use and relapse. Kenton County employs a multi-faceted biopsychosocial approach to treatment combining medication, cognitive and behavioral therapies, therapeutic community living environments, and referral to community-based providers upon release.



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