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Addiction Recovery Care Association, Inc.(ARCA) Building Names New Administration Building after David Abernethy

Addiction Recovery Care Association, Inc.(ARCA) Building Names New Administration Building after David Abernethy 

Winston-Salem, NC September 19, 2016 – Addiction Recovery Care Association, Inc.(ARCA) is holding an open house and building dedication for its new administration building on Thursday September 22 at 12 Noon.

The new “Abernethy Administration Building” is approximately 4,000 square feet. It includes 8 offices, a reception/admission area, conference/board room and employee break room. The building is located on ARCA’s campus in southeastern Forsyth County.
Mr. Abernethy was instrumental in the inception of (back then) the Alcoholism Residential Care Authority in 1969 in downtown Winston-Salem Mr. Abernethy has been an advocate and supporter for ARCA ever since. ARCA moved to its current location in 1975 after the Air Force Radar Station closed.

“Since our inception in 1969, ARCA has been changing lives by planting the seeds of hope, change and spiritual growth.  We accomplish this through education, advocacy and introducing individuals to healthy guidelines for living.  ARCA is currently exploring ways to reach even more of the community with our life-saving message” –  Thom Elmore, Executive Director

The much-needed office space will help ARCA to continue to fulfill its mission to provide treatment services.  As part of its strategic plan, the new building lays the foundation for ARCA to build on its success and expand to serve more people.

About ARCA: Founded in 1969, ARCA is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. There are usually less than 50 clients being treated on the ARCA campus at any given time, which allows for highly specialized individual care.

The open space and farmland surrounding the ARCA campus provides an ideal setting for treatment and recovery. The ARCA campus includes a dormitory serving both women and men, a dining hall, meeting/counseling rooms, a separate building for family group programs and outdoor recreation areas.

As a result of the care received from ARCA, hundreds of recovering clients have returned to their families and jobs as valuable members of their communities. If you or someone you know has a drug or alcohol problem, ARCA can help.

Media Contacts:

Thom Elmore, CFO (

Lisa Goins, CFO (