SUD Treatment Center Opens in Williamson, WV to Combat Local Addiction Rates

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WILLIAMSON, WV — The kathy ireland® Recovery Centers (ki®RC) recently opened its doors to serve the West Virginia community. The inpatient facility, operated by Ascension Recovery Services (ARS), is the first of the ki®RCs to offer detox and short-term residential treatment programs for adults with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Located at 859 Alderson St. on the third floor of the new Williamson Health and Wellness building, (previously known, locally, as Williamson Memorial hospital), the new recovery center houses forty-six beds. The inpatient facility’s purpose is to help stabilize symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD) through detox and a short-term residential program and create a smoother transition to an outpatient program or aftercare services. Clients have access to a variety of services at the Williamson location, such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), psychotherapy, and aftercare. kathy ireland® Recovery Centers dedicates themselves to offering high quality, compassionate, effective care for addiction and substance use disorders. Though doors just recently opened, the staff of over twenty, has been seen locally getting involved in the community at job fairs, the child abuse walk, and other community events.

“We are hopeful that through our new Center’s treatment services, we can alleviate the high rates of addiction and subsequent overdose,” said Doug Leech, Founder and CEO. “We accept a wide variety of insurances, and we are always working with payers to be able to accept even more. We also have flexible payment plans so you can choose the best one for you and your recovery. We look forward to bringing our holistic and evidence-based approach to helping those struggling with addiction and their families.”

Addiction is a growing issue in West Virginia.In West Virginia, addiction is a growing problem. In fact, the state leads the nation in drug overdose deaths. Approximately 264,000 West Virginians— 14.62% of the state population—use illegal drugs and another 69,000— 3.82% of the state’s population— abuse alcohol each year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

“Opening a treatment center in West Virginia has been a major goal and focus for us since the beginning, when we learned of the state’s alarming rates of those suffering with SUD,” says Kathy Ireland, Chair and CEO of kathy ireland® Worldwide. “The opening of our new kathy ireland® Recovery Centers – Williamson is a step closer in helping West Virginians in underserved communities receive access to high quality and innovative treatment.”

The first of kathy ireland® Recovery Centers opened in mid-2021 in New Hampshire and is being followed by the opening of programs in other cities, most recently in Williamson, WV. The primary objective of the Centers is to provide innovative, high-quality substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in areas that are currently underserved and to ensure that all who need treatment can access it.

If you or someone you know needs help for a substance use disorder, contact or call 800-662-HELP (4357) to find a treatment center near you. For more information about ki®RC, visit

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About kathy ireland® Recovery Centers

kathy ireland® Recovery Centers is a national leader that provides innovative substance use disorder services through the development of accessible treatment centers to those in need. We use an individualized, person-centered approach while engaging with collaborative community partners to ensure the full continuum of care while eliminating gaps in treatment and providing a comprehensive approach of assisting individuals to engage in a healthy, purposeful, and fulfilling life. ki®RC has an outpatient facility in New Hampshire, an inpatient facility in West Virginia, and three sober living homes. To learn more, visit

About Ascension RS

Based in Morgantown, West Virginia, Ascension RS is an innovative provider of strategic advisory, consulting, development, and management services for behavioral health treatment across the country. Most employees at Ascension RS are in long-term recovery from SUD and co-occurring disorders. Ascension RS has grown to be a trusted partner in the industry through our passion for helping others struggling with addiction and mental illness combined with our unique experience in opening and managing programs across the entire continuum of care. For more information, visit