Substance Use Disorder Intervention Program

The city's Substance Use Disorder Intervention Program is a resource for individuals searching for information about substance use, addiction and treatment services. 

Recovery Supportive Living Assistance (RSLA) Program

Recovery housing addresses the need for safe, healthy, affordable, illicit substance-free housing for those with substance use disorder. The program provides peer and recovery support to a person in early recovery from substance use disorder.  

The Recovery Supportive Living Assistance (RSLA) Program helps people in Fayette County who have trouble paying to enter or continue in recovery housing. You will receive assistance if all eligibility criteria are met, and funding is available. LFUCG will coordinate with the owner or operator of the recovery residence to provide up to $400 in assistance for a resident entering or continuing in recovery housing.

Apply online. It is important to complete all sections of the application and attach a copy of the program agreement signed by the resident and a representative from the recovery residence. Additional information regarding recovery housing requirements can be found on the application.

Recovery residences participating in the RSLA Program must be a Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) supplier. To become a supplier of LFUCG, complete and return as an email attachment the New Supplier Form and a W-9 for the recovery residence to Carmen Combs Marks at

Incomplete applications, including applications that do not contain required documentation in PDF format, are not eligible for consideration.DO NOT UPLOAD DOCUMENTATION AS PICTURE FILES. ALL UPLOADED FILES MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT.

RSLA program application

Substance use disorder services locator

Get Help Lex logoAre you looking for substance use disorder services for yourself or someone else? is a substance use disorder services locator that provides information about available services across Kentucky.

To use the locator, go to the website and answer a few simple questions and a list of available service options will be provided.  

FindHelpNowKY Treatment Locator

Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment

Download the 2018 Opioid Needs Assessment

The Substance Use Disorder Intervention Program, in consultation with the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, recently published the Opioid Misuse Resource & Needs Assessment. The assessment was designed to:

  • characterize impacts on health and behavioral health providers, first responders, and other services
  • identify the strengths of the service delivery system in response to the opioid epidemic
  • identify unmet needs or barriers to accessing available resources for individuals who misuse opioids