The shop grew from an idea that combining job training with substance-abuse treatment would benefit people working to overcome addiction by preparing them for a life after getting clean.
The concept is to help people go from crisis to career, showing them the potential to again be productive members of society.
The idea has worked.
Before ARC started incorporating vocational training in its treatment process, just 40 percent of its clients stayed past the initial 30-day phase.
That rate jumped to 75 percent when ARC started its first job-training program.
Of the people who have received job training while taking part in treatment at ARC since October 2016, more than 80 percent remain employed and in active recovery.
To learn more about Second Chance Auto and Addiction Recovery Care, check out this article published by the Lexington Herald Leader.