New Drug Abuse Treatment Center Is Coming To Eastern Kentucky

By: Julie Maloney
By: Julie Maloney

A new drug abuse treatment center is on it's way to eastern Kentucky.

Right now there's a male drug treatment center for men in Ashcamp, but now the Westcare Kentucky organization is planning to open another facility, this time for women.

Drug abuse is something american's see far too often.

It's a battle more than thirty-percent of families here will experience.

"There is a problem. One in three families in eastern Kentucky are affected by drugs," Jennifer Noland said.

Noland, of Westcare Kentucky, says drug addiction is a growing problem especially among women.

Right now Westcare operates a treatment center for men in Ashcamp

Soon a women's center will open in eastern Kentucky

A service John Scanlon says is greatly needed to help many women see the light and get their lives back.

Scanlon hopes marriages and lives will be saved.

The center will house between 40 and 60 women and they will also be allowed to keep their children with them while they recover.

Right now there is not a scheduled date for the women's center to open.


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