State’s Recovery Hall of Fame names Rogers, Davidson first inductees

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – RECON KY, a consortium working to promote long-term

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recovery in Kentucky, announced U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) and Jay Davidson, co-founder and executive chairman of The Healing Place, as the inaugural inductees of the Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame.

The Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame, an initiative of RECON KY, recognizes individuals in long-term recovery and those who have taken a leading role in addressing Kentucky’s addiction crisis through prevention, treatment, education and advocacy.

“I’m humbled to be honored as one of the first members of the new Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame, alongside my friend Jay Davidson from The Healing Place,” said Rogers. “Nearly 20 years ago, we decided to stop sweeping the addiction crisis under the rug. We began to address this problem head on, and since then, we’ve broken down the silos between law enforcement, treatment and education. Our efforts are making a difference, and as long as we keep working together, I’m confident that we will continue curbing the tide on addiction in Kentucky and across the United States.”

“I’m honored to be inducted into the Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame,” added Davidson, co-founder and executive chairman of The Healing Place. “Through my work at The Healing Place, I’ve had the opportunity to help others find hope and healing from addiction. I am encouraged by the progress we’ve made in helping more Kentuckians lead healthy, productive and meaningful lives.”

“Congressman Rogers and Jay Davidson are accomplished and inspiring leaders in the fight against addiction,” said Tim Robinson, founding member of RECON KY and president and CEO of Addiction Recovery Care. “Both have pioneered the creation of nationally-recognized treatment and recovery programs that have helped thousands of individuals find purpose and reach recovery. They are true examples of the progress we’ve made over the years and an inspiration to the rest of us working to help more people achieve long-term recovery.”

The inductees were announced Tuesday during the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s 3rd Annual Recovery in the Workplace Conference.

Moving forward, RECON KY will invite the public to nominate Kentuckians for both the Jay Davidson Recovery Hall of Fame Award and the Congressman Hal Rogers Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame Award. More information about the nomination process for 2022 will be available soon.

RECON KY is a consortium for recovery that brings together stakeholders from all parts of the treatment system. Our mission is to advocate for a comprehensive, long-term approach to recovery that addresses the social determinants of addiction, while strengthening treatment and mental health services to better serve all Kentuckians.

The Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame is an initiative of RECON KY to recognize individuals in long-term recovery and those who have taken a leading role in addressing Kentucky’s addiction crisis through prevention, treatment, education and advocacy.

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