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Recovery Works Elizabethtown

100 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 42701
Recovery Works Elizabethtown drug and alcohol treatment center is located in Elizabethtown, KY — the center point between Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green. Recovery Works Elizabethtown provides rehabilitation programs in a comfortable setting. 30-day residential treatment is the centerpiece, but Recovery Works Elizabethtown also offers short-stay drug and alcohol detox and outpatient options like addiction counseling, recovery groups, and Suboxone Therapy.

Facility Highlights

  • Self-Help Groups
  • Educational Groups
  • Cinema Therapy


  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded

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The large, stately residence in Elizabethtown is the site of one of three Recovery Works rehabilitation centers in Kentucky that provides treatment to adults seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Recovery Works is a private, for-profit facility, which makes up about 47 percent of all treatment facilities in Kentucky.

This facility offers medical detox and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) along with a 30-day residential program and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). Recovery Works prioritizes involving friends and family in the rehab process.


The Recovery Works treatment approach integrates evidence-based psychotherapy and recreational therapies, such as music and art. The facility also has nutritional support (assessment and planning), education, life skills training, and community and health referrals. Programming is individualized to meet each client's needs and circumstances.

Admission begins with an interview and discussion of the Elizabethtown Recovery Works services, guidelines, and financial arrangements. All clients undergo a medical exam, as well as psychological and substance use assessments.

Residents and clients of the center's day and evening intensive outpatient programs participate in individual counseling and group therapy sessions, along with 12-step meetings, which are offered by 71 percent of all Kentucky treatment facilities. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is available on-site or through coordination with another provider for Suboxone, Vivitrol, or methadone.

The Pinnacle organization takes pride in its alumni services. Support groups for both former clients and loved ones are available, and alumni may visit current residential clients and attend sober social events.


The treatment teams are multi-disciplinary and include medical and psychiatric staff and counselors. It is one of the 85 (23.7 percent) of Kentucky treatment facilities accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), as well as the 20.9 percent of Kentucky’s facilities accredited by the Joint Commission.


The facility features a large, white, estate home with additional buildings and a gazebo on-site. The residence is classically furnished with shared bedrooms. Two individuals polled by Rehabs.com explicitly reported dissatisfaction with the food provided.** Three alumni and loved ones largely agreed that the facility was clean and well-maintained, but that exercise and leisure activities were limited.


At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com received feedback from 23 alumni of Recovery Works Elizabethtown. The feedback was mixed. The most common complaints alumni shared depicted the rehabs center and its staff as unsupportive and discouraging. Two reported that they did not receive the care they had expected.

More favorable reviews noted the need for clients to do the work necessary for successful outcomes, which they described as continuing sobriety and a changed outlook on life. Two particularly positive alumni noted the "very personal one on one care" and the "level of concern and care" received.

Cleanliness: 4.2/5
Family Participation: 3/5
Holistic Offerings: 1.75/5

On Google, Recovery Works Elizabethtown has an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars based on 12 reviews to date.[1] Ten of the reviews were positive. Several of the alumni noted that the program was lifesaving and that the quality of the food was high. On Facebook, where the facility can manage its own page, Recovery Works has a rating of 4.3 out of five stars from 55 people. [2] There are a few negative reviews that discuss treatment by other residents and a lack of family involvement or communication. One otherwise positive reviewer noted that it was “understaffed.”


Feedback from five family members was overall critical of Recovery Works Elizabethtown. Four indicated to Rehabs.com that they would not recommend the facility. A central criticism was of insufficient personalized and professional care. One parent cited no psychiatric treatment and staff that focused on problems over solutions, echoing alumni concerns about negative talk from treatment staff. Another reported receiving no aftercare support and not enough family counseling.

Family Participation: 2.8/5


Pinnacle Treatment Centers, which include Recovery Works in Elizabethtown, accept Medicaid and coverage from most major private insurance plans. Only 64.6 percent of treatment facilities in Kentucky accept private insurance. Self-payment is also accepted.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/Recovery-Works-533991066680139/reviews/

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