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A Bed in Detox

By: Immanuel Guest, Donor Relations Specialist

On June 29, 2018, I woke up in a bed in detox at The Healing Place. Having arrived in a blackout state, I struggled to piece together the events of the previous day. There was a vague recollection of a friend searching my apartment for clean clothes. I also remember clutching a bottle of vodka […]

Planting Seeds of Hope

By: Courtney Weisshaupt, Detox Manager

Every day, men and women are coming through the doors of The Healing Place looking for one thing, hope. Hope that things in life will get better. Hope that it is possible to stop using drugs or alcohol. Hope that someone will help them. The hope about each of these things, and so much more, […]

The Spirit of The Healing Place

By: Jay Davidson, Executive Chairman

As I look to the what’s ahead for The Healing Place this new year, I must reflect on this past year. 2021 was filled with challenges at every turn. Like everyone in our community, we continued to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it was a long and difficult year, the Spirit of The […]

Navigating the Holidays

By: Karyn Hascal, President

This is such a special season of the year for many people – a time to get together with family and friends, a time of sharing, caring, and celebrating. Many families and friendships are deeply rooted in tradition and ritual. And some of those traditions go back generations in families. While this may be a […]

Paying It Forward

By: Keenan Long, Major Gift Officer

I came to The Healing Place in 2015 because I had nowhere else to turn. I was using drugs and had basically lost everything I had. I had no money, no home, and no friends left. When I walked through the doors of The Healing Place Women’s Campus, they didn’t ask many questions. All they […]

I Am a Veteran. I’m Also an Alcoholic.

By: David Scobey, Veterans Grant Manager

My name is David and I am a veteran. I am also an alcoholic. I don’t know exactly when I became an alcoholic, but I have always looked for a way to feel different. From alcohol and marijuana to painkillers and methamphetamines, I spent the better part of 25 years numbing myself in some form […]

The Future of The Healing Place

By: Jay Davidson, Executive Chairman

I could not be more excited about the future of The Healing Place than I am right now. There will always be a long-term residential recovery program that uses the social, peer-driven model. The Healing Place is 32 years old and has helped thousands of men and women begin their recovery journey. As The Healing […]

Freer Than I Have Ever Been

By: Brittany Harris, Alumni

My life began again on August 10th, 2016. There are no words for how lucky I am to be given such a meaningful day, and to be chosen to continue a life I was sure would end early. I thought I had discovered magic the first time I ever drank alcohol. It quickly took away […]

A Place Like No Other

By: Alaina Combs, Women's Program Director

The Healing Place is such a special program. Many of our alumni, including myself, would say that the THP women’s campus is a place like no other. We are a long-term recovery program that focuses on behavior modification in a loving and caring environment. One thing that makes us different is that we have minimal […]

Changing Lives in Detox

By: LaTonya McNeal, Women's Detox/Overnight Supervisor

There’s no secret to the undying gratitude that I have for The Healing Place. I feel as though I’ve been set in my happy place – my forever home – every time I walk through the doors of detox to come to work. Every day is not always going to be a good day, no […]