JADAC entrance takes on new meaning for those in recovery from addictions

The Jefferson Alcohol & Drug Abuse Center (JADAC) front porch brick entrance on Preston Street in downtown Louisville will be dedicated as a “Pathway to Recovery” at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2012. With the help of a generous donation from retired Seven Counties Services’ board member Robin Ewart, M.D., the entrance to the treatment center at 600 S. Preston Street now features special commemorative bricks set in a special pathway leading to the front of the treatment facility.

The new pathway reveals the history and purpose of JADAC and honors those who have been part of that history.  Inscriptions include the names of JADAC alumni and their dates of treatment at JADAC; memorial bricks for staff, volunteers, and board members who are deceased; and bricks with treatment and recovery sayings, as well as bricks sponsored by current staff, board members, and other friends of JADAC.  As people approach the JADAC entrance, the bricks will serve as permanent reminders and ongoing inspirations to begin or continue a life of recovery.

“The brick pathway represents a positive collaboration between JADAC and the community,” says JADAC Director and Seven Counties’ Vice President of Addictions Services Diane Hague. “It also demonstrates JADAC’s mission of helping individuals and families affected by addiction so that they can realize their full potential. We are so grateful to our many supporters, including Dr. Ewart, for making this possible.”

Special guests at the dedication will be Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer; Retired Jefferson County Judge Executive Todd Hollenbach, who led the effort to fund and build JADAC in the 1970s; Carleton Godsey, the architect who designed JADAC; and a client representative.

The Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center is a full-service addictions treatment facility and is a division of Seven Counties Services, Inc.


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