Altruism Counseling

About Us

Altruism Counseling Services developed its name from Alcoholics Anonymous’ focus on the altruistic movement that is used in the 12-Step program of A.A. The idea is that as individuals progress through the 12th step, they in turn provide sponsorship and support for individuals who are attempting to stay sober, without a profit motive.  This altruistic movement is the reason that A.A. has continued to thrive since the 1930’s. There are no lectures to be endured, it is simply one alcoholic/addict sharing their experience with another.  In this effort, individuals identify with others while they share their experience, strength, and hope with other individuals.  A.A. is recommended for all individuals who are trying to become sober, but is also a standard modality in treating all substance use disorders.

altruism counseling services

The definition of altruism is giving selflessly to others. When it comes to those living with addiction, altruism is often the last worry on their mind. No matter what substance - alcohol, cocaine, meth, or heroin - all that matters is finding a way to get the substance. This is often done through selfish ways such as stealing and lying to loved ones. The person learns to live their life alone, as alienation ensues after continued use of their substance of choice. That is where the main goal of recovery comes into play - learning to love yourself and love others again. The dedicated staff at Altruis Counseling Services is here to help you begin your journey of recovery and help you learn true value within yourself.


At Altruism Counseling, we are committed to offering top-tier services for a variety of people. Addiction is not one size fits all, and certain people will require more or less services than others. Our team provides individual assessments that help us gauge what program and path will best fit your needs.

DUI Classes

Altruism Counseling Services offers a certified DUI program in the state of Kentucky.  We take Medicaid and some commercial insurance, such as Aetna and BlueCross BlueShield.  We offer the Prime for Life – 20-hour psychoeducation classes, outpatient therapy, and intensive outpatient program (IOP) therapy.  The first step in the process is to schedule an initial appointment for a DUI assessment.  After being assessed, one of our licensed therapists will discuss your treatment plan to fulfill any requirements necessary to earn your license back.  We also offer targeted case management services if you need help with getting an ignition device and help clarify about the stipulations and requirements. 

The Prime for Life 20-hour classes typically take place on weekends every 5-6 weeks.  The schedule is two weekends in a row with the schedule below:

Friday evening – 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saturday – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday – 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The third Friday is the last class from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Anger Management

Altruism Counseling Services offers anger management classes for anyone.  The classes are currently on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

You do not need a court order to attend our class, and you can attend anger management while also being treated for a substance use disorder. 

Individual Counseling

Altruism Counseling Services offers individual therapy for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. This allows us to give each client the time and services they need to address the causes of their addiction and develop a plan of action for recovery.

Outpatient Therapy

Altruism Counseling offers outpatient therapy for addiction and co-occurring disorders.  We take Medicaid and some commercial insurance, but also allow cash payments at $25 per week.  Outpatient therapy takes place on Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Therapy

Altruism Counseling Services offers IOP for addiction on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  The IOP utilizes a combination of recovery dynamics, living in balance, and the matrix model.  The focus is on identifying triggers, establishing new coping skills, and learning relapse prevention techniques and learning how to live in the community sober.  We encourage utilizing a 12-Step approach for addresses all types of substance use disorder.

Medicated-Assisted-Treatment (MAT)

Altruism Counseling Services partners with a psychiatrist who offers MAT treatment for addiction by prescribing suboxone, Subutex and Vivitrol.  He can also provides MAT treatment for psychiatric diagnoses as well. These services may not be for everyone, and the initial assessment as well as regular evaluations will determine if MAT is right for you.

Start Now

If you are ready to start on your journey of recovery or if you just want to talk to someone, scheduling an appointment for an assessment is the first step. Click on “Start Now” to schedule your appointment or call us at 859-310-6505. If you want to ask some questions, but do not want to talk to anyone yet, please email us at [email protected] .

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