NPs attend Clay County Women's Recovery Center ceremony
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KANPNM at ribbon cutting for Women's Recovery Center in Clay County, Ky.


KANPNM Vice President Daniel Albertson, APRN, and Scotty Combs, APRN, attended the Volunteers of America Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Freedom Center Women’s Recovery Center in eastern Kentucky on Monday afternoon. 


The center will provide residential treatment programs for drug dependent pregnant women. Modeled after Freedom House Addiction Recovery Program of Louisville, the program there is described as a “holistic and comprehensive program designed to treat the women’s chemical dependency, to break the cycle of addiction in families, to reunite families broken apart by addiction, and to promote the birth of healthy, drug-free babies.”


Following the ceremony, Albertson and Combs offered congratulations to Senate President Robert Stivers on the success of bringing the center to Clay County and on ways Kentucky APRNs can be important partners in plans to bring treatment to those suffering from Opioid Use Disorder. Good introductions and conversations were enjoyed with Governor-Elect Andy Beshear and Attorney General-Elect Daniel Cameron as well on the subject of NPs and increased access to care for Kentuckians.




Addiction Recovery Center Opens in Manchester

By Joe Ragusa Kentucky 


PUBLISHED 7:13 PM ET Nov. 25, 2019

MANCHESTER, Ky. - A new facility in Manchester is open to help people dealing with addiction.

State and federal officials cut the ribbon on the Volunteers of America Recovery Community Center on Monday.


Volunteers of America said the facility is one of only four of its kind in Kentucky: One that serves as a comfortable and welcoming place for people in recovery.


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was on hand to cut the ribbon. “Everyone involved in fighting the tragedy of substance abuse knows this suffering doesn’t discriminate based on region or socioeconomic status,” McConnell said. “Kentucky has, as we all know, been unfortunately hit hard, and communities across the commonwealth are stepping up to respond.”


Governor-elect Andy Beshear also spoke in support of efforts to battle drug addiction.

“This challenge is too big for any type of divides,” Beshear said. “It is one where we must come together, because the lives of our loved ones hangs in the balance.”


Volunteers of America said another facility to help mothers, both expectant and new, battle drug addiction will also be opening soon in Manchester. It will be modeled after the Freedom House in Louisville, which officials say has helped more than 200 mothers.


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