Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System

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Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System is a 140 bed hospital located in Radcliff, Kentucky. Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System offers inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and their families. Since 1986, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System has been a proven provider in mental health and substance abuse.

Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Rehab Services:

Medically Assisted Detox

The Adult Chemical Dependency Inpatient Program at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System is highly structured for adults over the age of 18 with a need for supervised detoxification or for a recovery program. The philosophy of the Adult Chemical Dependency Program centers on the Living in Balance Model, that focuses on relapse prevention and provides numerous opportunities for improvement with daily living skills through extensive group sessions.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.


Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System offer?

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System IOP's are for Adults seeking treatment for alcohol & substance abuse/dual diagnosis. The treatment modalities used include Living in Balance, The Matrix Model, TCU Mapping-Enhanced Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Seeking Safety. These treatment modalities are also supplemented with the 12-Step based daily meditation readings.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. The Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Program is designed to enable the individual to function more effectively in family, work and social environments. The Adolescent Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Program, Bridges, is provided to help adolescents ages 9 – 17, remain safe, reduce symptoms, and improve functioning.

Intervention Services

Collaborative treatment planning with the Psychiatrist, Case Coordinator, Social Worker and the Nurse helps each patient develop specific goals and determines interventions with the greatest likelihood of success. These interventions are symptom and solution focused. Interventions include the provision of a safe and therapeutic environment, daily physician supervision, nursing and monitoring, and care and intensive programming.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

A psychiatrist-led multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals (Nurses, Case Coordinators, Social Workers, Mental Health Technicians, Activity Therapists and Substance Abuse Counselors) directs the treatment process. Individuals participate in different elements of the program based on his/her individual needs.


Living in Balance helps patients to discover areas of life they have neglected through addiction and gives them the resources to live a sober life. In addition to Living in Balance, patients attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) while in treatment. They receive a copy of the Big Book and begin to work the 12 steps. 12 step education is provided in groups and individually patients work on each step.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation. Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System recognizes the importance of family involvement and support in the treatment process, therefore the program emphasizes family participation through therapy.

Aftercare Support

Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System also provide patients with a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) for Addiction. The patients develop a plan to use their wellness tools on a daily basis to manage their sobriety and mental health. WRAP aids in discharge planning by giving patients a detailed discharge plan they have created to aid both in their sobriety and to help keep slips from turning into relapses.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

The Willows Program at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System provides a treatment team approach focused on acknowledging the impact of past trauma and unresolved emotional concerns while assisting the young woman in building safe and functional patterns for coping. The Willows Program is equipped to treat youth who have been victims of trauma, including sexual abuse an dissociated sexually reactive behaviors. The program utilizes Evidence-based practices sensitive to age, gender and trauma history. The Willows Program consists of a Trauma-Informed milieu structure which provides expressive therapy modules, exercises in accountability and empathy development, psycho-education, relapse prevention, identification of behavior cycles, development of grounding skills for emotional safety, and assisting patients with creating safe family and social supports.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist’s finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Nutrition Therapy

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System Highlights:

The Assessment and Referral staff at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System is dedicated to making your experience as pleasant as possible. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a no charge, confidential assessment. Their assessment and referral staff will provide recommendations for treatment, which may include outpatient counseling, intensive outpatient counseling, day treatment or inpatient psychiatric/chemical dependency services.
They are now offering Zoom level of care assessments! Zoom assessments are tele-assessments via a smart phone, tablet or computer. It is at no cost and is quick and easy.
Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System's PHP offers a therapeutic alternative to 24-hour inpatient hospitalization. The highly structured program requires that participants be able to work in a small group setting. Programming is held Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:45 pm.
The Adolescent Acute Inpatient Psychiatric Program, Bridges, is provided to help adolescents ages 9 – 17, remain safe, reduce symptoms, and improve functioning. The program allows the adolescent and his/her family to work through a crisis, quickly stabilize and return to the appropriate level of care after discharge.
Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Sysem recognizes the challenges experienced by older adults and their families. Sometimes depression, social isolation, or confusion may cloud an otherwise productive life. The Reflections Program specializes in treating older adults and assisting them in regaining a sense of health and well-being. It is a highly structured inpatient psychiatric setting and includes a clinical team of psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, masters level clinicians, activity therapists, mental health technicians, a dietician and chaplain.
The multidisciplinary treatment team is led by an Addictionologist or Psychiatrist and includes a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Case Coordinator, Social Worker, Nurse and Activity Therapist. The treatment is individualized and guided by a tailored treatment plan that addresses specific needs.
The Adolescent Chemical Dependency Inpatient Program at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System is called Courage to Change and provides treatment for adolescents ages 13-17. It is an individualized model with careful attention to meeting youth where they are and providing successful counseling interventions. This helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle, and prepare for success when they commit to change.
Residential Area
Each individual attends school on-site and is led by Certified Teachers through the Hardin County School System. Additionally, a behavior management/ level system and linkage with an after-care professional are provided. The individual's Case Coordinator focuses on developing plans for a transition to a less intensive level of treatment.




  • Daily Fee: $1,000.00
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

Rehabs in Kentucky

  • Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health Outpatient Center 151 Drexler Circle Elizabethtown, KY 42701
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  • The Ridge Behavioral Health System - Rio Dosa Drive 3050 Rio Dosa Drive Lexington, KY 40509
  • The Ridge Behavioral Health System - Gibson Lane 403 Gibson Lane Richmond, KY 40475


  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children
  • Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System's Mission Wellness Program is designated as a Patriot Support Center of Excellence. It is available to active duty military, reservists, National Guard and veterans experiencing mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues, particularly those related to combat and stress. They provide a structured integrated approach to healing by utilizing evidence-based treatment modalities led by a multi-disciplinary treatment team of mental health professionals.