Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), a faith-based drug rehabilitation organization, plans to open its Owensboro location within 45 days — with hopes to bring approximately 125 new jobs and serve up to 300 clients. The location will be called Yellow Banks Recovery Center, and Sarah Adkins has been site administrator.
The recovery center is located at 3136 W 2nd Street, which was most recently home to OYO Townhouse. It has been under construction since early 2022.
ARC Market President John Wilson said the building is scheduled for a final walkthrough in the next 2 weeks. Meanwhile, all furniture is being staged in the building.
The facility will provide all levels of care that ARC offers throughout its other locations, including their crisis to career model that allows clients to graduate from the program and start a career after about 1 year.
“We’re very excited. There’s clearly a need [in Owensboro]. We feel like that the community and the region have been very welcoming. We’re excited to have Sarah Adkins heading up the project. She brings such just a tremendous reputation and an enormous amount of experience in this field in Owensboro in the larger region,” Wilson said.
Adkins said she served for 13 years as the Director of the Owensboro Recovery Center, and she’s glad to be lending a hand in using that experience to help others in the community.
“This is not something that you can get just anywhere. Even if you went to like a bigger city like Louisville, Nashville, or Indianapolis, chances are you won’t find your program like what we’re going to have down here at (Yellow Banks),” she said.
Adkins and Wilson both noted the rehab center will serve residents from across Western Kentucky and will be tailored to the client’s personal preferences.
Established in 2010, ARC provides at minimum a year-long recovery program and has helped almost 27,000 people throughout its program.
They boast an 80% success rate in their nationally recognized program with their participants being sober and employed within two years of completion.
“We have an individualized treatment plan for every single person in our centers and we want to make sure that they’re not just numbers [to our organization], so we have individual clinicians,” Wilson said previously.
Wilson said they accomplish this mission through their ROPES focuses: Recovery, Opportunity, Physical Health, Emotional Health, and Spirituality.
In 2021, of the nearly 10,000 people going through the rehabilitation process, 53.3% are recovering from an opioid addiction and 31% from methamphetamine.
Wilson said they work on different aspects of the sobriety and recovery process, and simultaneously take the person from “crisis to career.”
One part of the recovery process is getting clients involved in different facets within ARC or the community — from working in food management, office management, maintenance, or the creative team for ARC.