CLARKSVILLE, IN (May 9, 2022) – Southern Indiana is getting a new weapon in the battle against substance abuse. Today Avenues Recovery Centers opened it’s newest location at the site of the former Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville. The medical center closed in 2019, but has found new life and a new mission. To help Kentuckiana residents struggling with substance abuse.
Among Americans aged 12 years and older, 31.9 million are current illegal drug users according to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics. In the State of Indiana, the addiction crisis continues to have a devastating effect. According to Indiana University, nearly one in 12 Hoosiers, almost a half million people, meet the criteria for having a substance use disorder. Disorders that impact people of all races, sexes, ages and locations.
Clarksville Town Councilwoman Karen Henderson attended today’s event to welcome Avenues Recovery Center to Clarksville, and to support what she says is a much needed resource.
“I believe substance abuse has hit most all our homes in some way,” said Henderson. “I also believe Avenues Recovery Center is the first step in getting our community and surrounding community members on the road to recovery and healing”
Avenues Recovery Center aims to help residents across the region get on the road to recovery. The center offers a range of services including alcohol and drug detox, inpatient and outpatient rehab, clinical counseling, and life training skills. They believe family involvement is the key to success with weekly family counseling, monthly family support groups, and other specialized care.
Clarksville Town Councilman Michael Mustain says he was disappointed to see the closing of the Kentuckiana Medical Center, but that he is happy to see the facility come alive again.
“This is exactly the right time, it is exactly the right place, it is exactly what this community needs, and I want to say thank-you for doing this for us,” said Mustain.
The Clarksville location is the 10th for Avenues Recovery Centers. The company also has facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Louisiana. To learn more about Avenue Recovery Center, click here.