With over half of our employees in recovery from substance use disorder, Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is leading the way in all of Appalachia when it comes to combining drug treatment and vocational training that results in second chance employment. Many of our employees in recovery are graduates of an ARC treatment program. ARC believes that the solution to the nation’s workforce issues is lying dormant in the lives of those who are struggling with addiction or alcoholism.
Tim surrendered his interest in his law partnership and formed the company to open its first residential recovery center, Karen’s Place, in December 2010. Karen’s Place was transitioned from a volunteer-based ministry to a state licensed drug and alcohol treatment health care facility in March of 2012.
ARC has been a pioneer in the state and region as the first licensed provider (Behavioral Health Services Organization – BHSO) of residential treatment services to Kentucky Medicaid members. In January 2015, ARC became the first BHSO provider to admit a Medicaid patient to residential treatment in the state. Since then, ARC has admitted over 9,000 Medicaid patients for residential treatment.
Today ARC is the leading provider for addiction treatment in Kentucky. As a contracted provider for all the state’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and its largest private insurance company, Anthem, ARC continues to expand its much-needed services throughout the state..
ARC has built a broad network of services and is committed to a full continuum of care that takes clients from crisis to career. ARC uses ASAM guidelines throughout the treatment process to ensure that a client is given the appropriate level of care. All levels of care are driven by ASAM assessment and scoring criteria.
A major component of ARC’s “Crisis to Career” model is vocational training. In its inaugural vocational training program, the Peer Support Specialist Academy (PSSA), ARC experienced an 85% success rate, with graduates still sober and employed over two years out. ARC has expanded its vocational training program to include a variety of tracks.