Mission Statement:

We create opportunities for people to discover hope and live their God-given destiny.

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Tim Robinson, Founder & CEO of Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is the 2022 recipient of the Congressman Hal Roger’s Beacon of Hope Award. He founded the company with a vision to help people in Appalachia end their battle with addiction and discover their God-given destiny.

Tim himself is a recovering alcoholic and former prosecutor who celebrated 15-years of sobriety in December of 2021. A court bailiff and local pastor guided Tim to recovery and a relationship with Christ, while he served as Assistant County Attorney in Lawrence County.

Tim and his wife Lelia, consider it their mission to help those with substance abuse issues while focusing on alleviating generational poverty. 

Tim Robinson


Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) is headquartered in Louisa, Kentucky, and operates a network of over 30 licensed addiction treatment centers in 22 Central and Eastern Kentucky counties. Our mission is to create opportunities for people to discover hope and live their God-given destiny.

We take a holistic, person-centered approach to treatment and recovery utilizing CARF-accredited clinical programs, medical services directed by an addiction psychiatrist, a broadening scope of vocational training opportunities that position clients for long-term success, and a spiritual emphasis that includes the 12 steps and chaplaincy care.


Addiction Recovery Care utilizes its “Crisis to Career” model to address the around-the-clock needs of people experiencing substance use disorder (SUD), such as withdrawal management, counseling, peer support, relapse prevention, and a safe and structured place to stay. ARC marries treatment, job training, education, and employment as the cornerstones to long-term recovery.

Job training, education, and employment are critical to long-term recovery. This idea is the driving force behind ARC’s “Crisis to Career” model and brings great value to the local communities where we operate. The model ensures our clients are receiving what they need to be successful when entering treatment and after they finish their program. Meaningful, stable employment can provide individuals in recovery with a source of purpose and motivation to keep moving forward.



Karen’s Place Maternity Center (KPMC) provides residential treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders. KPMC is located on the campus of King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky, and welcomes up to 21 mothers and expecting mothers at a time.

Karen’s Place Maternity Center opened in 2018 to give expecting mothers hope on their recovery journey. Since its opening, KPMC’s staff and dedicated doctors have helped welcome dozens of babies into the world, 76 percent of which have returned to the center with mom in five days or less.

Clients have the opportunity to receive residential treatment the entire length of their pregnancy and up to three months post-delivery while learning neonatal care skills.


ARC is community-oriented and works closely with local leaders to build local advisory councils to provide two-way communication regarding new projects and community needs. Also, through the “ARC Gives Back Program,” local advisory council members identify and donate to programs and projects throughout your local community via a mini-grant fund.

During the historic flooding in July 2022, nearly two dozen Addiction Recovery Care employees either lost or had their homes severely damaged. ARC deployed teams of volunteers to several counties to help their co-workers and others in those communities.

ARC’s mission is not only to impact the lives of its clients. We strive to impact the lives of our employees and neighbors where we serve.

Watch | Vanessa Keeton's Success Story |

During the late 1990s’ coal boomed in Appalachia. Life was simple, miners made good money, and friends, along with neighbors, were like family. But, an unforeseen epidemic descended on the quite small towns of Eastern Kentucky. It’s a battle they still face today, addiction.

"It robbed 13-years of my life"

Many know Vanessa Keeton as Addiction Recovery Care’s first-ever client. She has transformed into a thought leader at ARC and Vice-President of Marketing. Some might ask. How did she end up in addiction? What was her “aha” moment to entering treatment? 

During those early years of the addiction crisis, she wrestled with the need to fit in. Partying became her way to fill the void.