Logan Young finds his peace in the rolling hills at a home on a lake where the water mirrors the sky. A mile off the main road and an hour from the nearest metropolitan area, the remoteness is key to Young's recovery from substance use. But the quiet doesn't last long at Belle Grove Spring.
At the Christian residential drug treatment facility for men, home to more than 20 men being rehabilitated from drug and alcohol use, the line for coffee in the communal kitchen in the mornings wraps around the stairs and into the living room.
"The camaraderie is crucial to recovery," Young said.
He believes fostering relationships with others in recovery helps him sustain his own.
"It's important to have that because when somebody does have a moment of weakness, they have a whole house of guys there to support them."
Young, who's 33, lived with an active addiction for almost 20 years. It began in high school and led to a dependence on opiates – a epidemic devastating states around the country. The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics reported 1,404 people in the state died from an overdose in 2016. He graduated after completing the three-month rehab program at Belle Grove Spring. Now, still early in recovery, he works as an intern — a role that lets him continue to live at the house and benefit from the support and community.
"I would say this place saved my life honestly," Young said. "I don't want to say it's magical, but if you come in here with the right attitude and do what you're supposed to do and want to get better, it's here for you."