Our Story

//Our Story
Our Story2019-02-04T22:21:24+00:00

From our humble beginnings more than 45 years ago on a ranch near Grants Pass, Addictions Recovery Center has a long history of growing to meet the demand for drug and alcohol treatment in Southern Oregon.

With little money and tremendous optimism, Mariam Kelley and her husband David envisioned a treatment program that would provide relief, support and tools for veterans suffering from alcohol addiction. Thus was born the Alcohol Rehabilitation Center.

In the 1970s the center moved to Gold Hill and became a non-profit organization. It was around this time the agency increased its capacity for men, and also expanded to incorporate inpatient treatment for women.

As the area’s population increased, leaders recognized a growing need for not only alcohol treatment, but also services for those struggling with other addiction problems. In 1986, the organization officially became Addictions Recovery Center and soon began shifting focus to fully embrace ARC’s function as a health service provider.

In 1989 ARC moved again – this time to Medford – and in just a few years later became a licensed outpatient treatment provider, also offering residential treatment, day treatment, outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment, and a continuing after-care program. In the years since ARC has also grown to include sobering and gambling addiction services, DUII classes and more. In Fall of 2015, medically-monitored detox services will also be offered.

Together, we continue striving to meet the needs of our community.