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Richmond recovery center celebrates 10 years of helping women achieve sobriety

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Published: Jul. 13, 2018 at 5:51 PM EDT
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Celebrating a decade of giving central Kentucky women hope and support throughout their addictions, the Liberty Place Recover Center for Women is marking a big milestone.

"This is my home. This is where I've grown up or started to grow up,” Rebecca Creech said.

If it wasn’t for the Liberty Place Recovery Center for Women, Creech says she may have never overcome drug addiction. At 41-years-old, Rebecca has struggled with drugs for 25 years.

"When I was 15, there was a lot of abuse at home with my adopted dad, so I started drinking and using. The drinking and smoking pot lead to other things like pills and then cocaine,” Creech said.

Friday marked the center’s 10-year anniversary in helping women like Creech achieve sobriety. With an opioid epidemic on the rise, program director Gwen Holder said many women are coming through their doors.

"The drugs out there are much more addictive than they used to be. Previously a woman could use for many years before she would get to the point that she would be chronically addicted... but now with heroin like it is, you can use that a few times before you're hooked,” Holder said.

Women struggling with drug or alcohol addiction typically come to the center for 6 to 12 months, and live in this dorm-style facility, where they can learn to lead sober, stable lives.

11 months sober, Rebecca Creech says she’s thriving and has he eyes set on the future.

"I really want to go back to school. I just know that I want more out of life than what I've had,” Creech said.

If you, or a woman you know, is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and are looking for help, you can contact the center at (859) 625-0104.