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The Ridge Behavioral Health System

3050 Rio Dosa Drive, Lexington, Kentucky, 40509
There is a place where pain is met with compassion, fear is met with reassurance, and anger is met with understanding. At The Ridge Behavioral Health System, we are making a difference in people’s lives. The Ridge’s treatment philosophy is based on an understanding that mental health and chemical dependency treatment requires a team approach with a caring, positive attitude in which all participants are treated with respect and dignity.

Facility Highlights

  • Recreational Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention Groups
  • Coping Skills Development


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Settings

  • Hospital

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Located in Lexington, Ky., the historic heart of Bluegrass and horse country, The Ridge is a hospital and outpatient recovery center providing psychiatric and chemical dependency services tochildren, adolescents, and adults. It offers an inpatient recovery program, including medically supervised detox services, for those experiencing withdrawal from alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, and other substances.


According to The Ridge Behavioral Health System's website, treatment begins with a comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment to help diagnose any underlying medical or biochemical issues.

For adult clients, the facility offers an inpatient program that uses Recovery Dynamics, a goal-oriented explanation of the 12-Steps, as its clinical foundation. Over the course of 28 days, clients engage in group therapy, family therapy, addiction education, coping skills development, recreational therapy, and on-site Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) / Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings.

The adolescent inpatient program (for those 12 to 17) typically lasts between 28 and 55 days. During this time, teens participate in similar treatment activities, but their program is guided by The Seven Challenges, an evidence-based treatment model designed specifically for adolescents.

Outpatient care is available for children, adolescents, and adults at a variety of intensities.


The Ridge Behavioral Health System's website notes its clinical team includes psychiatrists, master’s level therapists, registered nurses, certified addiction therapists, and recreational therapists. The 17 individuals polled by Rehabs.com rated staff’s level of experience and training 3.58 out of five stars.


The facility's website notes accommodations at The Ridge Behavioral Health System's 110-bed facility are clinical, and most residents share semi-private rooms. Clients have access to a pool and a children’s playground. Certified teachers are on on-staff for adolescents who are still enrolled in school.

The 29 individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided an average of 3.9 out of five stars for accommodations and amenities.


The 11 individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date provided mixed feedback. The four individuals who surveyed multiple metrics gave 2.33 out of five stars for the staff's level of training and experience, but 4.25 stars for family participation.

Positive reviews focused on effective treatment and drug and addiction education, although reviewers were mixed on staff’s care. Negative reviews wrote the facility’s chemical dependency treatment programs outshone its mental behavior ones. “Great program with chemical depend," an anonymous alum wrote. "Taught a lot about drugs and there effects. Staff needs to be more compassionate Everything was good.”


The sixteen loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided mixed feedback. The 12 who reviewed multiple metrics gave an average of 3.9 out of five stars when asked if they would recommend The Ridge.

The same 12 loved ones rated holistic treatment offerings with 3.3 stars, family participation with 4.1 stars, and affordability with 3.4 stars. In their comments, reviewers praised the facility’s effective treatment and education about drugs, although they were mixed about staff’s care. Many loved ones detracted for its high costs.

"Facility was good with communication and the care was genuine and done well," a loved one wrote in a representative review.


One employee polled by Rehabs.com to date rated The Ridge an overall three out of five stars for its quality. Employee D.T. rated the facility’s addiction and mental health staff five and four stars, respectively. He wrote that the facility didn’t provide “enough 1:1 therapy” and criticized its administration for hiring minimal staff, though he described the employees who were there as “great staff that cares for patients.”


The Ridge's website notes it accepts most insurance providers, Medicare, Medicaid, and most managed care plans. According to the facility’s online fee disclosure, the inpatient program costs $1,265, the partial hospitalization program costs $430, and the intensive outpatient program costs $285.

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