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"Recovery is about progression, not perfection."

One of 11 Recovery Kentucky centers, Hickory Hill Recovery Center, located in Knott County, is a peer-driven, residential recovery facility for men over age 18 seeking recovery from alcohol & other drugs.

The goal of our program is to provide life-sustaining and life-rebuilding services to those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction by integrating a peer-to-peer, 12-steps, self-help model that offers the tools for recovery and restores productive lives.

Another goal is to reduce the isolation addicted persons feel from the community and from one another.

At Hickory Hill, we seek to improve the participants’ support systems and provide comprehensive services that enable abstinence and recovery to become a new way of life.

Designed to house 100 men, the facility consists of 68 efficiency apartments and two dormitory-style housing units. Referrals may come through the judicial system, social service systems, health care systems, and various other entities. Clients may be homeless, in fear of homelessness, or unable to return to their families.

Our purpose is to raise community awareness and activism to aid in the development and sustainability of our program. We believe the problem of drug addiction not only affects the individual who suffers, but also their families and entire communities. Building strong relationships within the community fosters a sense of hope not only for the clients we serve, but the entire area, as well.

To apply, contact us by phone or request more information below.

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The Problem

Substance abuse addiction can strike anyone from nearly any age group or demographic. So many factors are involved in substance abuse that it’s difficult to narrow it down to one main cause or set of causes. Whether the substance is alcohol, street drugs, or prescription drugs, addiction is an insidious disease that often leads to chronic homelessness.

The Mission

The mission of Recovery Kentucky is to provide hope to the homeless and those in fear of homelessness, who are suffering from alcohol and drug addiction by using a program that integrates a peer-to-peer self-help model.

The Purpose

Our purpose is to raise community awareness and activism to aid in the development and sustainability of our program. The problem of drug addiction not only affects the individual who suffers, but also their families and entire communities. Building strong relationships within the community fosters a sense of hope for the clients we serve and for the area as a whole.

The Solution

A typical stay in SOS is 3-7 days, but time spent in SOS may be longer depending on the needs of the
client. While in SOS, the client is stabilized and monitored for withdrawal symptoms. At least one CPR
and First Aid-trained staff person is on duty for every shift. The primary function of SOS is to stabilize
a person and prepare them to participate in the recovery program. Ultimately, SOS is a fresh start for
men to begin to believe in themselves. They are given the seeds of hope.
Motivational Track clients have gained some understanding of the physical craving and the mental
obsession of alcoholism. They become aware of the self-centered disease problem and the spiritual
solution. They also learn the basics of responsibility and become aware of their addictive thinking.
Along the way, they make a commitment to learn about recovery. To move past MT, the resident must
show motivation by attending 12 Step meetings and begin to work with an outside 12 Step sponsor.
Residents read and study the Big Book, from which the Twelve Steps are taken, and they participate
in a curriculum of study called *Recovery Dynamics. Personal accountability encourages residents
to look at and address their own behavior. By role modeling, holding one’s peers accountable for their
actions, and by giving support to others, residents develop recovery skills once they complete the
program.
Therapeutic community meetings take place for one hour three times a week. These meetings are a
gathering of all members of the Phase program and are facilitated by the Phase I Coordinator. Personal
issues (such as inappropriate behavior or being late for work) are brought up by peers and resolved.
Personal problems are also addressed. Peer accountability in this group setting is the primary catalyst
for personal change for the recovering addict and alcoholic.
In Phase II a resident can choose to become a Peer-Mentor or obtain a job in the community. Either
choice still requires the resident to be a member of a community process. Peer Mentors are men who
have completed the program. They are not recruited for this position. Residents can apply for the
position while they are on Step 10. Their applications are reviewed by the Director, who makes the final
decision about placing a person in this role.

In addition, we provide:

  • SOS (Safe Off the Streets)
  • Motivational Track
  • 12-Steps
  • Therapeutic Community Meetings
  • Phase II/Peer Mentorship
  • Job Readiness Skills Training
  • Continuing Care
  • For more information, download our brochure.

    Hickory Hill Brochure

    PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Statement:  Hickory Hill has a zero tolerance policy for all forms of sexual conduct between clients, staff, volunteers, contractors, or visitors.  Anonymous reports may be made by calling the PREA hotline toll free at 1-855-700-PREA (7732).   Reports of sexual abuse or harassment that involve possible criminal behavior will be referred to the Kentucky Department of Corrections and Kentucky State Police.

    Download PREA Brochure

    Contact Us


    We always love to hear from our customers. Feel free to drop in or contact us during our business hours.

    Address P.O.Box 1470, Hindman, KY 41822

    Phone (606) 785-0141

    Email Francisco.Gamero@KRCCNET.COM


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