Freedom Recovery opening doors to help those with addiction
For Chad Kelly, opening a new recovery center on the west side of Columbus is a coming home of sorts.
"I grew up not far from here, " said Kelly. "The need is so huge over here on this side of town."
He's one of the co-founders of 'Freedom Recovery,' a faith-based intensive outpatient treatment facility on West Broad street near OhioHealth Doctors Hospital.
The new office is a dream come true for Kelly.
He's had his own battles with addiction, "I was addicted to pain pills and alcohol."
Kelly says by finally turning his life over to God, instead of drugs, he's been able to stay sober for nearly seven years.
Now he and his partners are sharing their experiences to help others recover, "We figured out with God's help we can start our own treatment center. A place we know and trust. And then implement the things that have worked for us in our own recovery."
It's a ten-week program - give or take the need of each client. There are groups and one-on-one meetings with counselors.
And he says it's open to people of all faiths.
"We literally have had Mormons sitting next to Agnostics, sitting next to Muslims, sitting next to Christians all in the same group, " said Kelly.
Kelly knows all to well the struggles associated with giving up an addiction.
He hopes with their help, others are able to overcome.
"I know personally what's worked for us, working the 12 steps and putting God first, instead of myself, " he said.
He says he's an example that through faith, all things are possible.
For more information on Freedom Recovery: https://www.freedomrecovery.us/