SPRINGFIELD, Ky. (WTVQ) – Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its latest residential treatment center, the Crown Recovery Center.
The Crown Recovery Center, located on the former St. Catherine College campus in Washington County, is Kentucky’s largest and most comprehensive treatment center. It offers a full range of care for those seeking long-term recovery from substance use disorders.
The new recovery center began accepting clients in November 2020 and currently helps 400 men and women. Once it is fully running, Crown Recovery Center can serve over 700 individuals.
“My faith tells me that second chances are possible and it compels me to lift up my brothers and sisters; and that, in a nutshell, is the mission here at Crown Recovery Center,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “By lifting up those in recovery, we can help eliminate the stigma that keeps people with a substance use disorder from asking for help. In offering second chances, we not only redeem and restore those who are struggling in our communities, but we allow them the opportunity to participate fully in and contribute to those communities. And that leads to a better Kentucky for all of us.”
“COVID-19 has had a significant impact on another public health crisis facing our state,” said Tim Robinson, President and CEO of Addiction Recovery Care. “Throughout the pandemic, ARC has remained committed to reaching Kentuckians who are struggling with substance use and ready to lead healthier, more purposeful lives. Our leadership and staff have vast personal and professional experience in helping people navigate the treatment system and delivering quality health care and recovery services, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to support more individuals in recovery with the opening of Crown Recovery Center.”
“Many clients who came to us when we first opened our doors have already come a long way. It’s been inspiring to see their progress each day and to play a role in their recovery and healing,” said John Wilson, CEO of Crown Recovery Center. “At the same time, we know there are still many Kentuckians out there who are battling addiction, either personally or on behalf of a loved one. We stand ready to help these individuals and encourage them to take the first step in reaching out.”
“For several years, this campus stood empty and as a symbol of what opportunity would eventually bring,” said Washington County Fifth District Magistrate John Graves. “Today, I see a campus rejuvenated and once again full of purpose, providing hope to those beating addiction and seeking out a new path to achieve their true destiny.”
“Establishing vibrant local economies requires each of us to confront our region’s addiction crisis and bolster healthy, robust workforces that offer every family a real chance for recovery and a lasting career,” saidJim King, President and CEO of Fahe. “The new Crown Recovery Center stands as a brick-and-mortar testament to this community’s commitment to building prosperity for every household and ensuring no worker is left behind. Fahe is honored to have partnered with Tim Robinson, Art Walker and their teams of dedicated professionals to finally realize this long-awaited project, and we thank Governor Beshear and Judge-Executive Graves for their steadfast leadership in helping their neighbors build their American Dream.”
ARC serves more than 30 addiction treatment centers throughout Eastern and Central Kentucky. It offers addiction recovery care services such as detox, residential, transitional, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medically assisted treatment, vocational rehabilitation and job training. According to the organization, it provides hope and freedom to those battling addiction while restoring individuals’ emotional health, physical wellness and spiritual growth.