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Healing Place hoping to reach middle class with new recovery center

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'Recovery on Chestnut' sits at the corner of W. Chestnut and Dr. WJ Hodge Streets in Louisville. 'Recovery on Chestnut' sits at the corner of W. Chestnut and Dr. WJ Hodge Streets in Louisville.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- With a constant demand for addiction treatment services, the Healing Place will open a new recovery center next week. 

Recovery on Chestnut sits at the corner of W. Chestnut and Dr. WJ Hodge Streets in Louisville. The program will include a short stay, followed by long term monitoring. 

"We think we're gonna fill a large need in this community," Recovery on Chestnut Administrator Pat Fogarty said about the facility. 

Fogarty says he'd like to reach the middle class. 

It will be a recovery center for those who don't need to go to the Healing Place, which is free and often used as a last resort, but can't pay for expensive, out-of-state rehabs. 

"We want to be at a price point that the middle class can afford that you can put on a credit card or you can use third party financing." Forgarty told WDRB News. 

The 16-bed program will cost $5,000 and it's open to men 18-years-old and up. 

Fogarty says the organization expects to help people addicted to different kinds of drugs, including heroin. 

"In my opinion and my experience, heroin is very much a middle class drug. It's very much an East End drug," he said. 

Forgarty says the heroin epidemic keeps getting worse in Louisville. 

The Healing Place is forced to turn hundreds of people away each month because they don't have enough beds. But funds from this new facility will go toward helping others. 

"We're trying to be proactive as a non-profit and any revenue that we generate will fund the Healing Place mission," Fogarty explained. 

The Healing Place is working to build and add more beds. 

Fogarty says they'd also like to open up a facility like Recovery on Chestnut for women. 

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