Owensboro natives launching Rooted Recovery, specializing in holistic addiction treatment

May 20, 2024 | 12:10 am

Updated May 19, 2024 | 4:14 pm

Pictured, from left, are Roger Chilton, Joe Welsh, and Chris Seaton of Rooted Recovery. | Photo by Ryan Richardson

A few Owensboro natives in long-term recovery from substance abuse have joined forces to launch a new treatment center in western Kentucky. Chris Seaton has partnered with Joe Welsh of Friends of Sinners and Roger Chilton of Matthews Table Church to create Rooted Recovery. 

The team collectively has more than 50 years of sobriety and hands-on experience in the recovery world. 

Seaton, who has been sober for 20 years, said they saw the need for an intensive outpatient program to serve as a one-stop solution for recovery. 

“Our goal is to be inclusive rather than exclusive, with a desire to have one place that ‘does it all’ when it comes to treating substance abuse disorder,” Seaton said. 

The clinic will operate under the mission statement of “Individualized. Spiritual. Sustainable.” They will offer similar services to other agencies but with an added emphasis on spirituality. 

“People often use these tools as ends instead of a means to an end,” he said. “All of these therapies and resources are great, but most people use them for self-help rather than to get them closer to God or a higher power.”

Rooted Recovery will specialize in substance abuse treatment, alcohol rehab, and mental health. They also offer individual therapy, group therapy, and experiential therapy. 

“We have to have a power greater than ourselves,” he said. “Using these treatment tools, we can become more spiritual and recognize a power greater than ourselves. This will get our clients closer to what they need to say no and stay clean.”

Rooted Recovery, located at 1300 East 9th Street, boasts more than 10,000 square feet of space that includes office space, group rooms, an exercise room, and recovery meeting rooms. They plan to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. on May 23 and begin accepting clients on June 1.

Seaton said they are also searching for qualified employees to staff the facility.

For more information, visit Rooted Recovery online here.

May 20, 2024 | 12:10 am

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