Recovery Centers in Lexington Celebrate Recovery Month

LEXINGTON, Ky. – September is National Recovery Month. The Hope Center and its facilities in Lexington help men and women struggling with addiction, homelessness, food insecurity and/or mental health needs.

What do you want to know

  • In 2020, Kentucky recorded 2,083 drug overdose deaths for those 38 and older
  • September is National Recovery Month
  • Dietrich Stanford is a Kentucky native and member of the Hope Center program
  • The Hope Center Hosts Community Events to Celebrate Recovery Month

In just one year, Dietrich Stanford has become an example of how the Hope Center’s addiction recovery program can make a difference.

Now a mentor to his peers, Stanford spends his time sharing his story and helping other participants in the center’s program connect with others.

He says the program helps people find their voice.

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Dietrich Stanford is a peer mentor for the Hope Center in Lexington. He helps others on their journey to recovery (Spectrum News 1/Sabriel Metcalf)

“Go back into the community and be able to talk about a job where you know how to apply or where you just know how to have that confidence that you are someone”

The University of Kentucky Drug and Alcohol Research Center found that 28% of people entering recovery centers in Kentucky reported attending recovery meetings and 72% reported attending recovery meetings. meetings during their follow-up appointments.

Development Director Katie Vogel says community plays an important role in the recovery process for many.

“So not only is community a very important and very important aspect of a successful recovery, but it’s an essential part of what we do here at the Hope Center to support our clients and make sure we have everything we need. we need to serve those who can come. on the street for a bed or looking for a hot meal”,

Stanford says it will continue to support the Hope Center.

“As a representative of the Hope Center, we can do exactly what we can to try to stop these things from happening. Is it going to go away? No. But if I can help, I have to be there to help.

The center will host several events during recovery month, including a celebration for alumni.

The Recovery Program opened the door to its first shelter nearly 30 years ago, in partnership with the City of Lexington. The center has added a food pantry and accommodation service for men over 18.

The emergency shelter is still operating as needed.

In October, the Hope Center will host the “Ball Homes night of Hope” where NFL veteran Randy Grimes, who played more than a decade for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his wife Lydia, will speak to guests about his journey from recovery.

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