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The Miracle on Market

By: Jay Davidson, Executive Chairman

The Healing Place is celebrating something truly special this year – our 30th anniversary. It was 30 years ago, on August 19, 1989, that 13 Louisville doctors and five community leaders took a bold and courageous step by committing to take ownership and operation of an overnight shelter for men previously operated by Father John […]

The Addiction Epidemic

By: Heather Gibson, Vice President of Program Services

The addiction epidemic continues to have Louisville, Kentucky, and the rest of the nation in its grip. The expansion of our men’s campus was a direct response to not being able to meet the needs of our community. As the heroin and opioid crisis reached its peak in 2014-2018, we were regularly turning away 200 […]

Derby Responsibly

By: Taylor Amerman, Brown-Forman Global Alcohol Responsibility Manager

The fun surrounding the most exciting two minutes in sports is now upon us. At the Kentucky Derby, the Mint Julep is just as iconic as the Twin Spires. But what if you’re one of the tens of thousands of Kentuckians who are in recovery? At Brown-Forman, we believe that everyone should feel welcome at […]

You Can Bet on Us

By: Linda Doane, Lifestyle Program Director

Spring has arrived. The dogwoods are blooming and many of the barns at Churchill Downs have been freshly painted. Vans are arriving with hundreds of horses. Many stable employees ride with the horses returning to Churchill from their winter training areas. The horses are unloaded from the vans and taken to their stalls. Everyone works […]

The Gift of Recovery – Maurice

By: Maurice Ludwick, Brady Program Director

When I was early in recovery, I was asked what recovery means to me. At the time it meant for me to be free of drugs and alcohol but later, it started to mean reaching a level of confidence that I’d previously had in life. That’s when I realized that I was turning into someone […]

The Gift of Recovery – Alaina

By: Alaina Combs, Women's Program Manager

The definition of the word recovery is to return to a normal state of health, mind or strength. For me, that word means so much more. Recovery is a gift! On the day I walked into The Healing Place I finally had a chance to be restored in all these areas. As a person in […]

Helping Kentucky’s Homeless Veterans

By: Heather Gibson, Director of Program Services

Addiction and homelessness are serious issues facing America’s veteran population. According to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs, 11% of the state’s homeless population have served in one of the nation’s military branches and 70% of Kentucky’s homeless vets have substance abuse issues. Earlier this year, the Veterans Administration approached us about providing services to […]

Treating the Addiction, Not the Drug

By: Heather Gibson, Director of Program Services

Working in recovery is difficult to say the least. The work is difficult, relationships are difficult, and there are never enough resources. We find our community focusing on specific drugs as opposed to addiction which leads us to treatment philosophies and pharmacological interventions that don’t treat all the negative behaviors surrounding this disease. We have […]

How You Make a Difference

By: Laci Comer, Communications Specialist

The excitement is building across Metro Louisville. This year’s Give for Good Louisville hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville is almost here! Last year, $4.6 million dollars was raised for more than 500 nonprofits across Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Healing Place received an amazing $35,000 of that! Over the past three years, our […]

Overdose Deaths Increase in Kentucky

By: Karyn Hascal, President

The Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy recently released its 2017 Overdose Fatality Report. The report is stunning. While we all hear of overdose deaths and sometimes even know folks who have lost their lives as the result of an overdose, to see the numbers is staggering. We lost nearly a thousand people between the […]

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