The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives by having honest, in-depth interviews.
One perspective we have not yet explored on this show is one from inside a rehab program. We have spoken to people who work closely with rehabs, even people who have been through rehabs, but never anyone who is currently there. Until now.
On this episode, we are inside Shepherd's Shelter/Ross Rehab in Mount Sterling, KY interviewing a couple guys in the program and one of the peer support specialists there. Our conversation weaves through how they got here, what their expectations were, what the program is like, and especially how they feel about reentering every-day life.
This is our first of three episodes in Shepherd's Shelter/Ross Rehab, a place that has proven its value and effectiveness in our region. Keep your eye out for the other two episodes, which will be following this one.
These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.
Hear our other episode with Shepherd's Shelter/Ross Rehab here:
The Natural Progression of a Rehab - with Pastor Wayne and Jeanette Ross from Shepherd's Shelter/Ross Rehab
Contact Shepherd's Shelter/Ross Rehab:
Phone: (859) 498-7111
Address: 236 Bridgett Dr, Mt Sterling, KY 40353
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The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).
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