Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, Ky. (Photo from Addiction Recovery Care)
A major drug-treatment company says it has completed its purchase of part of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Greenup County and will make it a comprehensive center for treating substance-use disorder.
ARC says it operates more than 30 programs in 21 Kentucky counties. It uses a “Crisis to Career model” that combines drug treatment with job training.
State Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, said, “As we all know, substance abuse has taken a heavy toll on individuals and families in northeastern Kentucky. Addiction Recovery Care is a reputable treatment provider that brings jobs and experience to help those struggling with addiction.”
Rep. Danny Bentley, R-Russell, said “This a great day for our community This announcement brings the promise of a second chance not only for a facility that has served generations of our people, but also for those who will find recovery within its walls. It will also create a lot of good jobs.”
Bentley is shepherding a bill in the legislature that would allow ARC to use the state’s new Rural Hospital Loan Program.