Pathways Inc. in Ashland, KY

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(3.9 of 5)
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201 22nd Street
Ashland KY 41101

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The Ashland, Ky., locations of Pathways, Inc. offer withdrawal support and outpatient treatment to individuals struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. The agency is among the 37 percent of rehabs in Kentucky that provides dual diagnosis treatment. Pathways is a community-based organization in operation since 1967 with more than 40 Kentucky sites, offering residential adolescent care at Hillcrest Hall in Mount Sterling, residential care for adult men who have unstable housing at Morehead Inspiration Center, and outpatient programming in Louisa.


Pathway services in Ashland begin with a behavioral health assessments, which are available by appointment throughout the region. The treatment facility’s SUD programming is 12-step-based and begins with non-medical detox services as needed, followed by one of several specialized tracks. In Ashland, most SUD services are offered through intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Pathways also offers prevention-focused programs for substance use, as well as legally mandated DUI assessments and educational programs.

A women's program is also available, offering treatment for women at risk for substance use during pregnancy and treatment for chemically dependent victims of domestic violence. Child care and transportation are available upon request for clients in the women's-only programs. Of Kentucky’s 359 treatment facilities, 43.2 percent (155) provide programming tailored specially for women.


Treatment team members at Pathways Inc. of Ashland include master’s-level therapists, certified alcohol and drug counselors (CADC), and peer recovery specialists. The facility is among 29 percent of rehabs nationally to be CARF-accredited. To date, the five individuals polled by on the staff generally appreciated their aptitude and effectiveness.

Staff Experience and Training: 3.6/5


The one former client polled by at time of this writing rated their likelihood to recommend Pathways, Inc. to others five out of five stars. They awarded three or four stars for all other metrics evaluated, including counseling options, admission and discharge procedures, and affordability of treatment.

Google reviews for several Kentucky Pathways sites revealed a strong trend toward representing the program and staff as helpful. “The people are amazing and can really help anyone that arrives,” alum C.S. wrote in a representative review. A majority of reviewers of various locations and services awarded their specific facility four or perfect five out of five stars.[1] [2]


Both loved ones polled by rated their likelihood to recommend Pathways in Ashland four out of five stars. They also granted four stars apiece for an array of aspects evaluated, including family participation, capability to treat co-occurring disorders, counseling options, and affordability. One emphasized the very individualized treatment provided, though the other noted that staff were sometimes overwhelmed.


The two staffers polled by to date also would recommend Pathways. One agreed with the loved one who reported issues of understaffing. However, both tended to agree with loved ones concerning the value and programming of the facility, offering high four and five-star ratings for counseling options and affordability.


There is currently no information provided by Pathways regarding its costs. However, the facility website states that commercial insurance and Medicaid are accepted and a sliding fee scale is available. To date, the five individuals polled by felt the facility was overall affordable.

Affordability: 4/5

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] GoogleReviews

Published on August 2019

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o.k., it works


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Could really be improved


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Phyciatric counseling, multi unit facilities,health care access,sometimes overwhelmed ,and at times not enough security from others trying to influence outcome. Caring staff even though they sometimes are overwhelmed,pretty good security,well maintained facilities, multiple locations.


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well trained counselors, good accomidation, but small. worked for 5 years and have seen a great amount of success from this facility very caring people


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they are very friendly and helpful. they are just very detailed on how they deal with the patients and their struggles.

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