ARC has partial opening for new center Saturday

July 23, 2023 | 12:08 am

Updated July 22, 2023 | 9:27 pm

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Addiction Recovery Care opened its West 2nd Street location, marking its first residential treatment program in Western Kentucky on Saturday. They will begin transitioning clients from other treatment centers to the Yellow Banks Recovery Center.

The location on 3136 W 2nd St will be able to house up to 300 women once fully operational.

ARC completed extensive renovations to the property, initially built as a motel, to provide the best accommodations for its clients. Updates include extensive landscaping, a new outdoor recreation, and a new medical office suite.

Yellow Banks will offer ARC’s nationally recognized “Crisis to Career” model, which combines treatment with job training, education, and life skills to set up clients for success long after they’ve completed the program.

“Today is a culmination of a lot of hard work and getting this program in Owensboro that will have a lot of opportunities for women,” Yellow Banks site administrator Sarah Adkins said.

Adkins said having 300 beds in one facility is “unheard of” for women in Kentucky, and this will be the first to offer such in the ARC system.

The rehab center will serve residents across Western Kentucky, tailoring services to each client’s 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.

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.

The recovery process also allows clients to get involved in different facets within ARC or the community — from working in food management, office management, maintenance, or the creative team for ARC.

July 23, 2023 | 12:08 am

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