Addiction Recovery Articles

From IV drug user to recovery and an abundant life: Vanessa's story

Posted by Vanessa Keeton

What I am about to tell you is a true story, but in many ways it seems unbelievable. Matter of fact, without God, it would have been completely impossible! I grew up as a normal little girl, kind of chubby, and rather outgoing and funny.

Loretta's story: from addiction to a life restored

Posted by Loretta Smith

My name is Loretta Smith. I grew up in Inez Kentucky and was the younger of two kids. I had what I considered a normal childhood even though both sides of my family had alcoholism in them. My only brother and I were raised in a two parent home and we were always loved by our parents.

Former addict now counsels others

Posted by Larry DeHart

Jason Jones of Morehead, a former drug addict and now a counselor at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), presented recently at the 2015 conference of the Kentucky Counseling Association (KCA) in Louisville. His presentation was titled, “Introducing Abstinent Members into Suboxone Counseling Groups.”

Love, drugs, and involuntary commitment: the truth about Casey’s Law

Posted by Jonathan Hughes

Often loved ones that need residential treatment for a drug or alcohol addition refuse to go. In Kentucky, Casey's Law allows family members to request a court provide involuntary commitment at a residential treatment facility.