LOUISVILLE, Ky. — At the end of December 2022, the Jefferson County’s Coroner’s Office had reported 516 overdose deaths that year, with 100 still pending. The good news is that more help is on the way.
Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), a national leader in treatment and recovery with headquarters in Eastern Kentucky, announced today that it has closed on its purchase of the former Spencerian College campus in Louisville, where it will open its first comprehensive residential treatment center in Jefferson County.
ARC’s nationally recognized “Crisis to Career” model is a four-phase, year-long program that combines substance use disorder treatment, primary care, counseling and peer support with life skills, education and job training to set up clients for long-term success.
ARC hopes to start renovations on the property as early as this spring and will work toward an opening date in late 2023. The residential facility will create at least 40 new, local jobs, including nurses, counselors, doctors, security and residential staff.
“As a Louisvillian, I am honored to be part of a solution to combat what is arguably the most significant public health crisis facing our city,” said Pat Fogarty, Addiction Recovery Care’s Chief Operating Officer. “ARC has developed a national reputation for focusing on comprehensive, long-term treatment that incorporates education and job training opportunities. We believe our presence will broaden access to care in Jefferson County, which statistically has a deficit in treatment options compared to other Kentucky counties.”
ARC successfully opened its first outpatient program in Louisville, located at 3001 Taylor Springs Drive, in February 2022.
“ARC is grateful for the support we’ve received in bringing new treatment options to the Louisville area, and we will continue to work closely with local officials and community members as we move ahead,” Fogarty added.
Today, Addiction Recovery Care operates more than 30 treatment programs in 21 Eastern and Central Kentucky counties. Since opening the doors to their first residential treatment center in 2010, ARC has served more than 54,000 clients.