CRISIS TO CAREER | Addiction Recovery Care Launches Carpentry Program

Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is now providing those recovering from substance use disorders an opportunity to earn a certificate in carpentry! 

“Our goal from day one has been to provide not only treatment for substance use disorders but real training so our clients can go back into the world with a career and the tools necessary to give back to our society. This program will do just that,” said Addiction Recovery Care CEO Tim Robinson.

Clients in the final phase of recovery within ARC’s four phase program have the chance to complete their treatment by interning within the carpentry program at Carpernter’s Village in Owsley County, Kentucky. A former bible camp, the center now provides treatment for over 40 men within the Addiction Recovery Care network.  

With all the tools and equipment necessary, clients will be instructed by veterans of the carpentry industry. The training, lasting a little over five weeks, will also accumulate toward a 25 hour work-ready certificate presented by The Millard College based in Louisa, Kentucky. 

“This gives an opportunity for the employers who are desperately looking for work to grab someone who has some experience,” said carpentry instructor and center director Adam Stall. “What these guys are going to learn here is going to give them enough experience where employers will want to hire and put them to work.” 


About Addiction Recovery Care (ARC)

Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) operates a network of more than 30 addiction treatment centers in 20 Eastern and Central Kentucky counties. The organization, headquartered in Louisa, Kentucky, offers a full continuum of care including withdrawal management, long-term residential treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medically assisted treatment (MAT), vocational rehabilitation and job training. The treatment centers are holistic with CARF-accredited clinical programs, medical services directed by an addiction psychiatrist, a spiritual emphasis that includes the 12 steps and chaplaincy care and a broadening scope of vocational training opportunities for clients. 

ARC has a focus on providing Treatment on Demand to ensure individuals receive treatment immediately without delay. This process includes quick enrollment into programs and transportation provided by ARC to one of our facilities. Individuals will have a clinical and medical assessment within 24 hours of arrival.