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Founded in 1985, The Brook Hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky have been offering a continuum of care including detox, inpatient, outpatient and aftercare services for thirty years. The Brook Hospitals have two facilities, KMI (referring to its former name: the Kentucky Military Institute) and Dupont. The KMI location offers mental health and addiction treatment services to adolescents and adults using evidence-based treatment methods and 12-step recovery. The programs treat clients in a medically monitored setting requiring active participation in various groups throughout the day, with support for those with co-occurring disorders.

Accommodations and Food

The Brook Hospital KMI is a 94-bed facility with double occupancy rooms. Out of the 94 beds, 56 are reserved for adults. The facility is separated into age-specific halls, allowing teens and adults to live among their peers. Each hallway has several rooms with twin beds, dressers, desks and a bathroom. Though the rooms are gender specific, the rest of the facility is co-ed. There is a large living area with comfortable couches and a collection of board games for clients to enjoy during down-time. There’s also a game room with a pool table, a ping pong table, a Foosball table and work-out equipment. Residents also have access to a rock climbing wall and basketball courts. All recreational amenities are integrated into weekly treatment.

Meals are prepared on-site and served in a cafeteria setting. The menu includes a variety of traditional American-fare options including pizza, pasta, soups, lasagna, salads and hot and cold sandwiches.

Treatment and Staff

Treatment at KMI begins with a free assessment, after which clients develop individualized treatment plans to suit their medical and psychiatric needs. Those with co-occurring disorders are offered medication management. KMI also provides on-site medically monitored detox for those who need it.

Residents are encouraged to stay for eight weeks, during which time they attend individual and group therapy, 12-step meetings, occupational and recreational therapy, art therapy, and aftercare planning. Groups are divided by age and gender. The adolescent groups include teens between the ages of 13 and 18 while adult groups are for those 18 and over. Typically, all groups cover topics like relapse prevention, addiction as disease, substance abuse education, coping skills, anxiety, depression and anger management. There are a few differences in the groups—for example, there is a teen group for girls that focuses on addressing eating disorders and an adult trauma group for women. Individual sessions are scheduled as needed but usually meet once a week for an hour at a time. These are used as check-ins as well as an opportunity to delve into more personal issues.

The staff consists of CASACs, CSWs, a CTRS and a psychiatrist.


KMI also provides outpatient substance abuse programs for adolescents and adults.  These are five- to six-week programs held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Theres’s also an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults, which consists of four weeks of group sessions that meet Monday through Saturday from 9 am to noon. 

There are also separate dual-diagnosis outpatient programs for adults and adolescents. The dual-diagnosis group for adolescents meets Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm for two weeks. During this time clients attend school on the KMI campus. The adult dual-diagnosis group meets for two weeks on Monday through Friday from noon until 2 pm.

Aftercare services are available for all clients who complete a program at KMI. It is offered for a year with weekly check-ins at no extra cost.

In Summary

Brook Hospital KMI offers a high level of residential care in a professional, clinical setting. There are a myriad of inpatient and outpatient services for adults and adolescents struggling with mental health and substance abuse disorders. Overall, the facility is well equipped with diverse services that provide clients a variety of evidence-based treatment options.

The Brook Hospital KMI Location

8521 LaGrange Rd
Louisville, KY 40242

Brook Hospital KMI Cost

$3,000 (inpatient, 30 days); $900 (dual diagnosis outpatient, 30 days; $225 per week); $125 per group (outpatient); varies by insurance. Reach Brook Hospital KMI by phone at (502) 426-6380.

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