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Getting Back to the Basics of Recovery Treatment

By: Heather Gibson, Vice President of Program Services

The Healing Place believes that recovery is possible for all individuals affected by addiction, whether that be the individual, their family, or the community. We also believe that everyone affected by addiction should have access to and be fully informed of the appropriate level of care with the proper intensity and duration followed by connection […]


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 […]


The Gift of Recovery – Michael

By: Michael Burba, Recovery Louisville Client Services Coordinator

I knew that I had a problem with alcohol and drugs starting in college. I was drinking almost every night and taking pain pills to feel better. I would wake up in the morning and would have to get a fix before I could even make it to school. This was not how I wanted […]


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 […]


Meth on the Rise… Again

Any time addiction is in the news, it is likely a story about heroin, fentanyl, or some other opiate. Communities across Louisville, Kentucky, and the nation are dealing with an epidemic – but it’s not a heroin epidemic. It’s an addiction epidemic. National Public Radio recently published a story about how methamphetamine use is now […]