Avenues Recovery Center at Clarksville

Clarksville, an Avenues Recovery Location

Welcome to Avenues Recovery Center at Clarksville, where we’ll help you recover for good — with innovative treatment and a community that’s with you forever.


About Us

Welcome to Avenues Recovery Center at Clarksville! An inpatient drug and alcohol detox and rehab center set on a sprawling campus in Clarksville, Indiana, Avenues offers unparalleled clinical treatment, attentive medical care, and a loving environment - all merging to create one unforgettable recovery experience. You may have tried rehab before, but you’ve never tried Avenues.

Where You’ll Stay

The medical world has long agreed that inpatient rehab produces the best clinical outcomes. When you live and receive treatment in a secure, supportive setting, away from triggers and toxic environments, you give yourself the chance to disconnect, recharge, and develop critical life skills for the journey ahead. 

Avenues Clarksville rehab features an expansive, newly-renovated treatment center that brings all services under one roof. Clean, modern bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, light and airy lounges, onsite kitchen and cafeteria, and spacious offices and classrooms, all come together to give you the hotel-like experience you deserve as you embark on your recovery journey. 

  • Beautiful, Contemporary Accommodations
  • Spacious, Airy Lounges and Common Areas
  • On-Site Gym
  • On-Site Laundromat
  • Gourmet, Nutritious Meals Daily
  • Local Transportation Provided

What You’ll Do

Should you require detox, your stay will begin in our tranquil drug and alcohol detox center. Once medically cleared, you’ll join our residential program - and you’ll engage in a stimulating schedule of individual therapy, group sessions, interactive classes and workshops, and fun recovery-focused activities. A skilled, caring staff and warm community of fellow recovering addicts will cheer you on every step of the way, as you gain the tools to manage stress, cravings, and just plain life.  

  • Targeted Individual Therapy
  • Interactive Group Sessions
  • Family and Couple Counseling
  • 12 -Step Based Program
  • Daily Community Meetings - AA, NA, CA, HA
  • Alternative Therapies
  • Art, Music, Yoga, Nature, and Meditation

Treatment Modalities

Each recovery journey is as unique as the person that’s on it. At Avenues Recovery Center at Clarksville, we choose from a variety of clinically proven therapies to craft a treatment plan centered around your strengths and weaknesses, and geared towards your success. Our seasoned, professional staff will dig to the source of your struggles, tailoring treatment and helping you heal on every level. 

  • Alcohol Detox 
  • Drug Detox
  • 24/7 Medical Care
  • Expert Psychiatric Care
  • Individual Therapy 
  • Group Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family and Couple Counseling Sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Habilitative Care 
  • Immersive 12-Step Programming
  • Holistic Arts Track
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment

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Avenues Recovery Center at Clarksville

Avenues Recovery Center at Clarksville

4601 Medical Plaza Way | Clarksville, Indiana 47129

Give us a call! 930-203-1000

Cities & regions we serve

Louisville, KY Clarksville, IN Indianapolis, IN Jeffersonville, IN New Albany, IN Shively, KY Saint Matthews, KY Lyndon, KY Newburg, KY Okolona, KY Fern Creek, KY Jeffersontown, KY Highview, KY Valley Station, KY Shelbyville, KY Radcliff, KY Madison, IN Scottsburg, IN Mount Washington, KY Seymour, IN Columbus, IN Bloomington, IN
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Why Avenues

Because you’re going to have bad days.

(We all do!) And we won’t let you give up.


We’re in this with you, no matter how hard it is.


So you can bring your healing back home.


A toolbox of treatments — customized to your needs.

Dual diagnosis

Get answers & support for both your physical & emotional health.

Real world

Job retraining, relationship counseling, and more.

Incredible alumni program

So you can stay sober — and love the rest of your life.

Our clients are our heroes.

The Avenues Recovery Center at Clarksville Team

Avenues Clarksville drug and alcohol rehab boasts a full-time team of expert doctors, nurses, psychiatric specialists, addiction counselors, and behavioral health technicians - all compassionate and committed to giving you the most effective, rewarding recovery experience.

Rafi Weinschneider

Executive Director

Megan Stevenson, LCSW

Clinical Director
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Megan Stevenson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 8 years of experience in providing therapy, case management, and other clinical roles to adults, children, and families. She has a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Louisville and is licensed to practice in Kentucky and Indiana. Megan believes in treating the whole person and building upon their strengths to help them develop healthy habits for long-term sobriety. As the Clinical Director at Avenues Recovery, Kentuckiana, Megan has implemented new strategies, techniques, and modalities to ensure top-notch client care. She is committed to evidence-based approaches and considers clients as members of the Avenues Recovery Community family for a lifetime.

Brittany Middendorf

Clinical Supervisor
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Brittany Middendorf is a social worker with a passion for addiction treatment. Originally from Evansville, IN, Brittany moved to Louisville, KY in 2016 after attending the University of Southern Indiana, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Work.

Currently, Brittany is working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Kentucky and Indiana. Her passion for addiction treatment stems from personal experience, having lost loved ones to the disease. She takes a person-centered approach, meeting each individual where they are in their journey and helping them to become the person they aspire to be.

Outside of work, Brittany is a proud homeowner in Louisville, KY. She values her relationships with family and friends and enjoys going on new adventures, having game nights, being a part of her book club, and dog-sitting for her friends’ furry companions. And, of course, she enjoys long walks on the beach.

Ricky Mills

Director of Nursing

Heather Downs

Nurse Practitioner
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Since childhood, Heather Downs has had a passion for helping others. Heather started her decorated career in the medical field at the tender age of 17, beginning as a nurse’s assistant.

She achieved a master’s of Science in Nursing and has been certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2018. In the past ten years, Heather has been involved in substance dependency and recovery in both outpatient and inpatient programs. She now brings her considerable skill and experience to Avenues Recovery at Clarksville in her role as a nurse practitioner  

Heather's passion for changing the lives of people affected by addiction is always evident. She is driven to give her patients the hope and motivation necessary to attain sobriety, and draws strength from seeing the real-life changes possible with recovery.  

Heather is a loving mother to four wonderful children, and her oldest daughter serves in the United States Air Force.  In her spare time, she and her family enjoy the outdoors, traveling, hiking, and practicing martial arts.  

Emily Foster

Nurse Practitioner
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Emily Forster is a nurse practitioner who combines her medical and mental health expertise to drive lasting positive outcomes for her patients. She views educating clients as an important aspect of care, empowering them to take control of their lives and allowing them to discover their unique path to recovery.  

Emily holds a master's of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing. She uses her extensive education, practical experience, and warm bedside manner to establish an atmosphere of open communication with those under her care.

In her spare time, Emily loves to read and spend time with her family. 

Jerri Molina

Nurse Practitioner

Luisha Mcardle

Primary Counselor
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Luisha Mcardle, originally from Jeffersonville, Kentucky, is a compassionate clinician and advocate for addiction treatment. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Spalding University and a Master's degree from Lindsey Wilson College, specializing in Psychology and Mental Health Education, respectively.

Continuing her dedication to professional growth, Luisha is currently pursuing her LPCC certification, scheduled for completion in October of this year. Beyond that, she plans to obtain certifications in DBT and EMDR, recognizing the importance of utilizing diverse therapeutic modalities to support individuals on their healing journeys.

Luisha's career choice stems from her belief that individuals struggling with addiction are often overlooked and misunderstood. Witnessing firsthand the transformative power of recovery, she is passionate about providing empathy, support, and encouragement to those in need. Her unique approach emphasizes seeing the inherent beauty and potential within each individual, fostering belief and empowerment.

In her personal life, Luisha embodies the principle of living her best life to better serve others. She finds joy in gardening, relaxing by her pool, and spending time with her beloved family and dog. She has just begun to take yoga classes, and loves that as well!

Chris Parker

Primary Counselor
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James “Chris” Parker is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a passion for addiction treatment. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Chris attended the University of West Georgia where he earned his Bachelor of Psychology degree. Since 2009, he has been a licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Consultant II.

Chris’s passion for addiction treatment began in the early 90s, and he has found it to be the most rewarding both personally and professionally. He believes that addiction affects not just the individual, but also their family and community. Chris takes a head-on approach to addiction treatment, helping his clients to build themselves up to be the best version of themselves while addressing the social and mental destruction that addiction can cause.

Outside of work, Chris is happily married with a young son. He also has three cats and loves to travel to either London, England, or Cancun, Mexico. In addition to his work in addiction treatment, Chris has a huge passion for music and enjoys being on stage playing various instruments.

Kathy Ritchie

Primary Therapist
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Kathleen Ritchie hails from the vibrant city of San Diego, CA. She has earned counseling credentials in both Kentucky and Indiana, showcasing her dedication to her profession. Currently, Kathleen is on a journey to expand her knowledge and skills by pursuing a Social Work degree at the University of Louisville.

Kathleen's career trajectory took a significant turn after her personal battle with addiction. Leaving behind a successful career in advertising, she embraced a new path focused on aiding others in their recovery journeys. She firmly believes in the power of mindfulness as a potent tool for individuals seeking recovery. Kathleen places great emphasis on helping individuals become aware of their thought patterns and the emotions that drive them, recognizing mindfulness as a key to sustained recovery.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Kathleen is an avid traveler who seeks to explore the rich diversity the world has to offer. Her passport bears stamps from a variety of destinations, including Canada, England, Mexico, Spain, Egypt, Germany, Poland, the Bahamas, and various locales across the Caribbean. Kathleen's love for travel serves as a testament to her appreciation for the different cultures, experiences, and perspectives that the world has to share.

Jacob Pickerill

Primary Therapist
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Jacob Pickerill, hailing from New Albany, IN, is a dedicated professional in the field of addiction counseling. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University, complemented by a Master's of Education in Counseling and a Master's of Business Administration from Lindsey Wilson College.

Currently focused on furthering his credentials, Jacob is  working towards obtaining LMHCA and LCACA certifications, recognizing the importance of continuous growth and development in his field.

Jacob's passion for addiction counseling stems from his desire to address the crucial mental health aspect of addiction, recognizing it as a pivotal factor in achieving successful outcomes for individuals struggling with substance use. Committed to staying abreast of current research and innovative approaches, he aims to improve patient outcomes and challenge conventional practices in the field. Jacob's ultimate goal is to advocate for individualized client care, pushing the boundaries of traditional treatment methods.

In his personal life, Jacob finds fulfillment in spending time with his family, and his two children hold a very special place in his heart. His diverse range of hobbies includes a love for music, NBA basketball, Sci-fi, reading, and eating.

Kelly Ketterman

Primary Therapist
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Kelly Ketterman, LCADC, hails from Ramsey, Indiana, and has emerged as a dedicated figure in the field of addiction treatment. Her academic journey took her to IUS, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology, and later to the University of Louisville, where she achieved a Master's degree in Community Health. Undoubtedly, her educational journey has been instrumental in shaping her career.

Kelly's pursuit of knowledge and commitment to helping others are evident in her ongoing quest for further education. Currently, she is diligently working towards her PhD in Public Health, with a specialization in Health Behaviors, demonstrating her dedication to making a significant impact in her field.

Her personal connection to addiction, witnessing the struggles of her own sisters, has fueled her passion for addiction treatment. Kelly understands the profound toll addiction can take on individuals and their families, which has driven her to be a strong advocate for those in need of help.

Beyond her professional life, Kelly cherishes her role as a parent with two children and six grandchildren. Her love for the outdoors and travel reflects her zest for life. Tuscany, Italy, holds a special place in her heart as her favorite destination, a testament to her appreciation for the beauty and culture the world has to offer.

Jared Hill

Primary Therapist
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Jared Hill is a dedicated Certified Addiction Consultant with a profound commitment to aiding men and women on their journey through early recovery. His work is centered around empowering clients to navigate post-acute withdrawal, bolster their self-esteem, and establish short-term, attainable life goals.

Jared's approach is rooted in authenticity and genuineness, creating a strong rapport with his clients as they navigate the often uncertain path of early sobriety. His educational foundation includes both undergraduate and master's degrees earned from Murray State University, providing him with a solid knowledge base to support his clients effectively.

Outside of his professional life, Jared finds solace and joy in playing golf with his son, cherishing those moments of connection. Additionally, he shares his life with Lola, his emotional support dog, who adds comfort and companionship to his daily routine. Jared's dedication to his clients and his personal interests reflects his commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those he serves.

Andrew Daubs

Primary Therapist
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Andrew Daubs is originally from Charlestown and currently resides in New Washington, Indiana. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a focus on Addictions at Purdue University Global, Andrew is set to graduate in April 2025. Alongside his academic pursuits, he holds a CADAC II certification and plans to continue his education with a master's degree and potentially beyond.

Andrew's journey towards helping others conquer addiction is deeply personal. Having battled addiction, homelessness, and incarceration for a significant portion of his life, he intimately understands the challenges individuals face on the road to recovery. His passion for aiding those in similar situations stems from his own triumphant journey out of darkness.

In his personal life, Andrew finds fulfillment and joy in his role as a husband to Kayla and a father to their two daughters, Naomi and Natalya. Whether spending quality time at home or going out with his family, Andrew cherishes every moment he shares with his loved ones.

Tamara Murphy

Primary Therapist
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This program is for individuals who require medical detox before beginning their recovery journey.


Our inpatient treatment program offers a safe, structured environment for you to heal and rebuild.


Our outpatient rehab program provides weekly therapy sessions for post-treatment individuals.


Our alumni program is a warm sober support network - part emotional support, part family, part party.


Avenues Recovery Center at Clarksville accepts most insurances as well as private pay. We are in-network with the following insurances:

Encore Health Network
First Health
Praxis Health Network
VA Community Care Network
Anthem BlueCross

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