Why I Fight for Freedom: Freedom from Addiction - by Jay P. Davidson, President & CEO, The Healing Place

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Why I Fight for Freedom: Freedom from Addiction - by Jay P. Davidson, President & CEO, The Healing Place

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The Healing Place has served Metro Louisville and surrounding areas since 1989 with a nationally recognized, innovative recovery program for drug and alcohol addiction and a compassionate homeless shelter. Jay P. Davidson, its President & CEO, discusses what inspires his work, and what freedom means to someone suffering from addiction. To respond, read online, or explore more alcohol responsibility topics, visit Our Thinking About Drinking: The Issues Forum.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 8:00am

Why I Fight for Freedom: Freedom from Addiction
Jay P. Davidson, President & CEO, The Healing Place

I’ve been fighting for freedom my entire life.

I’m a U.S. Army veteran who saw combat in Vietnam. The army taught me how to fight – how to identify the enemy; how to develop strategies; how to achieve victory.
 
Today my fight is against alcoholism and drug abuse at The Healing Place, a program that originated in Louisville. It is based on giving people freedom from the disease of addiction that consumes their lives.
 
The Healing Place has served Metro Louisville and surrounding areas since 1989 with a nationally recognized, innovative recovery program for drug and alcohol addiction and a compassionate homeless shelter. Each day, we serve more than 500 men and women in Louisville for less than $25 per person per day without a fee to the client. The Healing Place saves taxpayers more than $21 million each year in emergency room and hospital visits, as well as judicial and prison costs, through partnerships with local government, medical facilities, and law enforcement.
 

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