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In the Business of Change

We say the Serenity Prayer a lot around The Healing Place. This prayer closes practically every event on our campus, from staff meetings to 12 Step meetings. This prayer which I have repeated thousands of times never had more meaning to me than in this past year. God grant me the serenity to accept the […]


Remembering Jesse Bollinger

On Sunday, August 1st, we lost a friend. A community leader. And a champion for The Healing Place. Jesse Bollinger, Jr. died at the age of 92. Jesse worked alongside The Healing Place well before it was The Healing Place. Of all his many endeavors and accomplishments, Jesse was most proud of his work with […]


Sharing My Story

By: Jay Davidson, Executive Chairman

I have often shared my experience, strength, and hope at 12 step meetings during my 38 years of sobriety. Many know some parts of my history, but few know the whole story. Miracle on Market is the first time I have put together a complete picture of who I truly am. When sharing my story, […]


Resiliency in Recovery

By: Karyn Hascal, President

As I reflect on this past year, which was one of the most challenging years in our 32-year history, the concept that comes to mind is resiliency. We often talk about the factors that are important to one to have in order to maintain long-term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Resiliency is a concept […]


Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame

A big congratulations to The Healing Place Executive Chairman Jay Davidson on his induction as an inaugural member of the Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame. The Kentucky Recovery Hall of Fame recognizes individuals in long-term recovery as well as those who have taken a leading role in addressing Kentucky’s addiction crisis through prevention, treatment, education, […]


Alumni Are The Healing Place

By: Doug Scott, Vice President of Mission Advancement

I am beyond excited that The Healing Place has started rolling back restrictions that were in place on our campuses due to the pandemic. With nearly 1,000 beds for people recovering from substance use disorder, our buildings are always busy. Lately, with our alumni back on property, the WHOLE SPIRIT of THP is alive and […]


The Dr. Will W. Ward Free Clinic

By: Tonia Heineman, Women's Health Services Coordinator; Katie Anderson, Manager of Health Services; Greg Burton, Men's Health Services Coordinator

The Healing Place began as a homeless shelter that provided medical care to those in need thanks to the kindness of Dr. Will Ward and other volunteer physicians. That care continues today. The Will W. Ward Free Clinic at The Healing Place provides free medical care and medication to our clients with the help of […]


My Journey at The Healing Place

By: Brandon Thomas, Peer Mentor Supervisor

My name is Brandon Thomas, and I am an alcoholic. I came to the Healing Place on June 30, 2020. Let me tell you a little bit about my life before I entered The Healing Place. I was brought up to be a respectful, hardworking man. I had a mom who loved me and wanted […]


Providing the Tools for Recovery

By: Shannon Gray, Program Manager

“Trust the Process.” This is a common phrase used in The Healing Place’s long-term residential program. Most people I talk with believe that our clients come to our program to stop using drugs. What separates our behavior modification program from others, is that our clients learn the tools to live life without drugs. The decision […]


How to Host an Alcohol-Free Derby Party

By: Marla Highbaugh, Director of Development and Communications

Derby is a fun time in Kentucky with big hats, fast horses, and garlands of lilies and roses. But with a lot of focus on alcohol, it can be a difficult time for those new in sobriety. While I am not in recovery, I know firsthand that It is possible to have a fun Derby […]