Local substance abuse treatment center now accepting male patients

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, February 2, 2023

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For approximately one year, New Day Recovery Center – Winchester has been where women battling substance abuse disorder can go to heal and begin the rehabilitation process.

Now, the opportunity for others is present as well.

The addiction treatment center at 19 Wainscott Avenue, open 24 hours a day, just made itself available to men, where it can serve over 50 clients.

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“We’re holding up to 56 men. It can be long-term [or] short-term,” said Brandon Adams, a peer support specialist. “The men’s [wing] opened January 16.”

According to its official website, New Day Recovery Center uses evidence-based treatment programs in a safe and supportive environment to give renewed hope and tools necessary for lifelong sobriety.

The organization is dedicated to individualized treatment plans that best help clients understand their addiction and success toward recovery while being in-network with all Kentucky Medicaid providers and accepting private insurance that makes treatment services highly accessible.

New Day Recovery Center – Winchester offers inpatient care and a variety of additional services.

“We can have walk-ins, we can have court referrals, we also do…intensive outpatient classes (IOPs) for people that need it from the street and don’t need residential,” Adams said.

Over time, work continues with individuals for when they leave.

New Day Recovery Center provides aftercare planning for substance abuse treatment, and – in Winchester – former patients can even come aboard to serve as interns.

“After they’re here for so long and they go through the phases, they get to be an intern,” Adams added. “[They] make money, and get to be like a staff member.”

Of the staff, several are locals of the Clark County area.

While residential staff monitors several situations, they are not associated with leading groups.

Because of their local status, staff can sometimes have a deeper understanding while offering hope to those entering.

“I’ve lived here my whole life…I know 80% of everybody in this town, whether it’s people in judicial or people who live on the street,” Adams said. “There’s a lot of people here that used [drugs] on these streets, and are from Winchester and know these people. When people see them…it gives them the inspiration to get sober and to stay clean.”

Adams states one benefit of his position as a peer support specialist is watching others succeed.

“I just kind of share my experience with my client that I’m working with at that time, and relate to them and let them relate to me,” he said.