BLOG | This Mother’s Day my kids are back and so am I

By Theresa LaFeve Being a mom was something I was first able to experience at 20-years-old. A year later, I would give birth to my second child. Like many, my addiction only grew after both my daughters’ births.  In 2015, I would travel to every trap house looking for meth with my daughters in the […]

New data uncovers sharp spike in teen overdoses

A new study has uncovered disturbing data showing a 94 percent increase in fatal overdoses among teenagers.  The study, published by the JAMA Network, found in 2019, there were 492 fatal overdoses among adolescents. In 2020 the number nearly doubled to 954, reflecting a 94 percent increase.  The study found drug use among teens decreased […]

BLOG | Untreated trauma and relapse go hand in hand

Rich Goddard, LPCC Why do I constantly find myself relapsing after a few months of sobriety? Why can’t I seem to let go of things from the past? Why do I feel anxious and feel the need to control?  If you have experienced trauma in the past it may seem once you are starting to […]

Addiction Recovery Care encourages treatment as alcohol related deaths rise

Alcohol-related deaths spiked during the pandemic, according to a new study.  The New York Times reports that alcohol-related deaths, including from liver disease and accidents, rose to 99,017 in 2020, up from 78,927 in 2019 – a staggering increase of 25 percent in just one year. This is a notable rise from the average annual increase of 3.6 percent […]

900th Chance: Jon Storms’ Story

There was nothing that would stop Jon Storms from getting his pills. Even if that meant taking his son on a drug deal or an ice storm closing every road. Jon Storms was going to get his fix.  Storms, as he is known by everyone around him, found addiction like many. An injury on the […]

ARC, spiritual leaders come together in Somerset to discuss community needs

SOMERSET, Ky. (ARC) – Spiritual leaders within Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) joined local church leaders in Somerset, Kentucky Thursday to discuss the needs in their community and the role of the church within addiction and recovery.  “We know the church can play a major role in helping someone overcome addiction,” said ARC’s Spiritual Life Coordinator […]

BLOG | How finding structure can help you stay in recovery

By Erin Fogarty Applying structure in your daily life is essential for a person in long-term recovery. This is especially true for newcomers. Most likely, prior to recovery, the individual suffering from substance use disorder lived a life full of chaos with little to no structure and no accountability. This lifestyle was fueled by the […]