Meet Christina Sargent | A 2024 Hope Ambassador

This week, leaders from across the nation joined in Atlanta for Operation UNITE’s 2024 Rx and Illicit Drug Summit. Each year, they name Hope Ambassadors, which highlights stories of people in recovery and those who have impacted the recovery journey of others.  “Being nominated as a Hope Ambassador has been a huge answered prayer to […]

ARC Encourages Life-Saving Treatment Amid Overdose Study

Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is reminding individuals about the vital importance of connecting loved ones to evidence-based substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, following a recent report underscoring the devastating toll of the drug epidemic. In a study released last month by RAND Corporation, more than 42 percent of Americans reported personally knowing someone who has […]

Gov. Beshear celebrates ARC’s new Bellefonte Recovery Center

Today, at a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) Bellefonte Hospital & Recovery Center in Ashland, Governor Andy Beshear joined elected officials, community leaders, and industry partners to highlight a recently released study showing Kentucky leading the way in establishing treatment options for individuals battling substance use disorder (SUD). “With […]

ARC voted as one of the “Best Places to Work in Kentucky”

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) today announced that Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) has been recognized as one of the 2024 “Best Places to Work in Kentucky.”   “It’s incredibly gratifying to share with the world what we already know firsthand: The ARC team is a truly extraordinary […]

Belle Grove Springs

Van Ingram, Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, reflects on the legacy being built on his grandfather’s land in Eastern Kentucky. Article originally appeared in the Winter 2024 issue of Living Recovery. To view the full magazine, click here. On a brisk fall morning the fog slowly lifts off the foothills of […]

ARC East Region COO Amanda Hall honored as “Trailblazer” during Empathy Day at Kentucky Capitol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6aYST5GAPM Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) East Region Chief Operations Officer Amanda Hall shared the spotlight with other addiction treatment and justice reform leaders on Tuesday during the annual Empathy Day held at the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort.  Hall took home the Trailblazer Award. The award was presented by Representative Kim Moser, who represents the […]

Geoff Marietta Takes the Helm as President of ARC’s Enterprise Division

Picture of Geoff Marietta

Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) proudly announces the appointment of Geoff Marietta as president of its Enterprise Division. In his new role, Marietta will lead a dynamic network of small businesses integral to job training and career pathways for ARC’s clients.  “With a rich background in entrepreneurship, education, and community development, Geoff brings a wealth of […]

ARC Launches Culinary Arts Program in Inez

The beloved Shufflin’ Cafe is getting a new name, Masterpiece Kitchen and Cafe, and will remain open to the public at the same location. The community staple is also transforming into a hub of opportunity for women at White Oak Hill. Previously known as Miss Ida’s Tea Room, the restaurant opened its doors in 1998 […]

Introducing Sam: From the Halls of Jail to College Graduate

Article originally appeared in the Winter 2024 issue of Living Recovery. To view the full magazine, click here. Reflecting on the past can be both euphoric and heartbreaking. As Samantha Dowden sat among her peers, waiting for her name to echo through the Lindsey Wilson College auditorium, a wave of emotions cascaded over her.  Each […]

What to do when an overdose spike hits your community

In times of heightened overdose cases, it becomes crucial for families to actively check on their loved ones battling addiction. The opioid epidemic and the introduction of Fentanyl and Xylazine have exacerbated the risk of overdoses, making it imperative to maintain open lines of communication and offer support to those in need. First, awareness is […]