ABOUT LINCOLN TRAIL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM
Located in Radcliff, Ky., a small city dominated by the Fort Knox Army Base, Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System offers residential and outpatient treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility accepts both adolescents and adults, offers medically monitored detox services on-site, and accepts clients with co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System’s highly structured residential substance abuse program combines 12-step methodology with evidence-based practices. Treatment is tightly scheduled around regular group therapy and individual counseling.
The adult program follows the Living in Balance Model, which focuses on relapse prevention and provides opportunities for clients to utilize learned living skills in extensive group sessions. Clients attend on-site AA/NA meetings and work with their counselors to create an individualized Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to support sobriety upon discharge. Downtime is spent studying AA’s Big Book. Clients also participate in holistic models such as activity therapy and dietary counseling.
The adolescent residential program, known as Courage to Change, engages participants ages 13 to 17. This group has its own designated treatment team and utilizes The Seven Challenges motivational program to address co-occurring life skills deficits. Paired with Lincoln Trail’s psychiatric programs, the program also addresses psychological and emotional problems in young people. Led by teachers from Hardin County School System, individuals must attend school on-site. The facility also offers The Willows Program for teen girls dealing with sexual trauma.
In part due to being located close to a military base, this facility offers separate treatment for veterans, active duty military, reservists, and the National Guard. The Military Program is for such individuals who are also experiencing a substance abuse disorder along with co-occurring mental disorders typically related to combat and stress. Additional therapies include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychotherapy, and mindfulness among many others.
Family therapy is a major component of both the adult and adolescent programs, and there are also intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) offering additional programming such as the Seeking Safety.and
The multidisciplinary treatment team includes addictionologists, psychiatrists, and certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADC), as well as case coordinators, social workers, nurses, and activity therapists.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System is a lock-down facility, which means that clients cannot leave the property during treatment other than for a medical emergency. This 140-bed rehab provides meals served in a cafeteria. Residents also have access to a gymnasium, art and activity room, and lounge area with a fussball table and TVs.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Reviews for Lincoln Trail are mostly positive. Five alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com to date rated the facility on average the highest in cleanliness at four out of five stars and next in family participation, affordability, and the staff’s level of training and experience at 3.8 stars. They rated the facility lowest in connectivity at 2.6 stars, followed by holistic treatment offerings at 2.8 stars. A sixth alum rated its visitor policy and staff’s level of training and experience a perfect five stars but rated its flexibility and holistic treatment offerings only one star.
In comments, alumni praised the staff as “knowledgeable and helpful,” with one alum pointing out that most are in recovery themselves. However, two alumni pointed out a lack of extracurricular activity, with one detracting for low downtime and another for lack of exercise options. Alum Gary wrote: “This was a very informative place. I learned a lot about myself, and what it takes to stay sober. I like the way they taper the withdrawal medicine down, so it makes for a nice detox.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date also offered mostly positive feedback. Three loved ones on average rated Lincoln Trail highest in affordability at a perfect five stars, followed by family participation, cleanliness, and staff’s level of experience and training at 4.7 stars. They rated the facility lowest in holistic treatment offerings at 2.7 stars. However, a fourth loved one gave the facility mostly one-star ratings in the same categories and others as well.
In comments, three loved ones praised the quality of staff, with one pointing out the discipline treatment they gave clients, and another praised the individual, group, and family therapy available. One anonymous loved one wrote: “Had a good experience. They did everything they could to help a family member. They also helped us outside the box to understand and gave us ideas on ways to help.” However, loved ones were more mixed on visitation times; while two felt Lincoln Trail’s visitation policy was adequate, another wished for more time available and a second wrote the facility denied them a visit when they arrived.
Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System accepts most private insurance plans, as well as Medicare, Tricare, and Medicaid (under the age of 21).