Trauma and addiction are connected

June is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Rich Goddard, a registered nurse and trauma specialized clinical counselor at Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), is sharing how trauma can impact an individual’s struggle with substance use – and that healing is within reach. Approximately 12 million adults live with post-traumatic stress (PTS) nationwide, according to […]

WATCH | Narcan could save a life

Most of you have heard of the life-saving drug NARCAN. However, many might still have questions. What is it exactly? How does it save someone’s life? Is it safe? The list goes and here are some answers. What is Naloxone or Narcan? Naloxone or NARCAN rapidly reverses an opioid overdose. The two key words there […]

Withdrawing Safely | How we do it

For some, their biggest fear is entering treatment. From “How sick will I get while withdrawing?” to “How long will it last?” we have heard it all – so let’s talk about it.  Withdrawal management or ‘detox’ as it has been known is the process of abstaining from harmful substances to rid toxins in the […]

24/7 ACCESS | Getting help has never been easier

Do you or a loved one battling addiction need help NOW? Well, then, access to treatment has never been easier. One of the most alarming questions we hear from those in crisis is, “How long do I have to wait for a bed?”. Answer: There is no waiting! Before Medicaid expansion in Kentucky, getting the […]

PARENTAL ALERT: Adderall abuse increasing among teens

Parents should be aware of their children’s study habits. A new report by the University of Michigan found a link between studying and the abuse of ADHD medications Adderall and Ritalin. “The study associates using both stimulant and non-stimulant ADHD medications with greater probability of experimenting with cocaine, methamphetamine, and other prescription stimulants.” Prescribed to treat symptoms […]

Spike in overdoses reported across Kentucky

First responders across Kentucky have responded to a spike in overdose incidents in the last 24 hours. According to tracking, several overdoses in Madison and Laurel Counties have prompted health officials to request a spike alert. It is unclear what substances are to blame for the spike or if Fentanyl is an underlying factor.   […]

ARC names Sarah Adkins Site Administrator of Yellow Banks Facility

As Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) moves forward in opening Yellow Banks Recovery Center in Owensboro, the organization has hired Sarah Adkins as the center’s Administrator. Adkins brings more than a decade of experience in healthcare leadership.  Most recently, Adkins served as Director of Owensboro Regional Recovery, a Recovery Kentucky program. She serves on various local […]

ARC Announces Bellefonte Hospital and Recovery Center CEO

As Addiction Recovery Care (ARC) moves forward in opening Bellefonte Hospital and Recovery Center in Greenup County, the company has hired Johnathan Frazier as the center’s Chief Executive Officer. Frazier brings more than 15 years of experience in healthcare executive leadership.  Most recently, Frazier served as Market CEO for NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals, a network of inpatient […]

“Just Say No was not enough”

Since 1983 the D.A.R.E program has helped teach school-age children about the dangers of drugs. You’ve seen the shirts and heard the slogan, “Just Say No to Drugs.” However, the organization’s message is changing, and one mother believes it could have saved her son’s life. “My son passed away on Sept. 16, 2020, from fentanyl […]