Addiction Recovery Articles

The Storm is Over

Posted by Tyler Witten

My story doesn't start like most. I was raised in a Christian home, by both parents, went to church every Sunday morning, and was active in Youth Group. So why would I get started into drugs? Acceptance. I wanted to be liked by everyone. I started smoking weed in high school and drinking on weekends. Once that started I started questioning a lot about what I was taught as a child. I just did not see how there could be something out there that was so powerful and care and love me so much.

Addiction Has Many Faces

Posted by Rhonda Nickell

Addiction has many faces. It will destroy you if you let it. I grew up in a family of addiction and as a result I despised drugs/alcohol. At the age of nineteen I put my mother in treatment and was awarded custody of my sister. Life looked pretty good from the “outside looking in” for my husband and I. In reality, my life was falling apart. At the age of twenty-one I filed for a divorce. We fought over our children and I lost custody of them to their father. I felt like they had been wrongfully taken from me and the pain of living without them was unbearable. I saw a psychiatrist who prescribed me Xanax.

A Story of Hope from One of “Those People”

Posted by Carla Copley

My name is Carla Copley and I am someone that lived most of her adult life as an addict. I hadn’t always been someone that was selfish, self-centered, and living in a fantasy world. You see, I was raised right here in Fort Gay WV, by the most loving, understanding parents that anyone could ever have.

Karen's Place Maternity Center Opens for Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders

Posted by Addiction Recovery Care

Karen’s Place Maternity Center, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center for pregnant women, announced it is accepting new clients today. The sixteen (16) bed center will provide opioid detoxification, stabilization, and residential treatment services for women with substance use disorders, and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Karen’s Place Maternity Center is operated by Addiction Recovery Care, based in Louisa, Kentucky.

Sanibel House Opens for Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Catlettsburg

Posted by Addiction Recovery Care

Sanibel House, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center for men, announced it is accepting new clients today. The sixteen (16) bed center will provide opioid detoxification, stabilization, and residential treatment services for men suffering from substance use disorders, and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sanibel House is owned and operated by Addiction Recovery Care, based in Louisa, Kentucky.

Lydia’s House Opens for Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Benham

Posted by Addiction Recovery Care

Lydia’s House, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center for women, announced it is accepting new clients today. The sixteen (16) bed center will provide opioid detoxification, stabilization, and residential treatment services for women suffering from substance use disorders, and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lydia’s House is operated by Addiction Recovery Care, based in Louisa, Kentucky.

Addiction Recovery Care's Medical Director, Dr. Michael Fletcher, Appointed to Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

Posted by Addiction Recovery Care

We’re excited to share that Addiction Recovery Care’s medical director, Dr. Michael Fletcher, was recently appointed to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. The Board is composed of 15 members, 11 of whom are appointed by the Governor.

A letter to my former self suffering from addiction — Kristi's story

Posted by Kristi Roberson

You are receiving this letter from yourself, just an older and much wiser version of yourself. Yes, put your pride down and just read, child. I am about to tell you a story about our life.

Addiction — a mental and physical problem with a spiritual solution: Matt’s story

Posted by Matt Brown

Like most adolescents, I craved a sense of identity. From the outside looking in, you would have thought I had it all: two great parents, a stable home life, made good grades, played basketball, won Mr. Senior, etc., but there was an emptiness, a void, that I could never fill.

God's grace provides a rehab bed for Megan and her baby

Posted by Megan McGlothen

In 2011 I was beaten and broken. I knew if I didn't do something different and stop using drugs, then I was going to blow my brains out.