Recovery centers plan expansions amid increase in heroin use


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Two nonprofits that provide addiction recovery services are planning expansions in response to a community-wide increase in heroin use.

The Courier-Journal reports ( the Volunteers of America Mid-States is looking to add 16 more beds to its Freedom House program, and the Healing Place will increase beds in its men’s facility from 250 to 500.

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The Freedom House program, a residential recovery center that serves pregnant women, will also introduce outpatient services that will be open to the public for the first time.

In 2014, the Healing Place announced a $29 million expansion that will include 50-75 detox beds and 425 recovery beds. The organization’s director of giving Doug Scott says the project is about 70 percent funded and construction is expected to begin by the end of the year.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,


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