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                                Personal Involvement Empowering Recovery


The PIER is a safe harbor at Tenth & Monmouth Streets in Newport, KY. For someone seeking to recover from mental or substance use challenges. PIER is solid ground, a safe haven, a place to "take a breather" from drugs, from anxiety, from paranoia.

There are only people at the PIER seeking to to be with others that understand. We are called “peers”. Experts by experience. Each road to recovery is different, but everyone wants to feel better.

The PIER is also a healthy place for people struggling to get away from drugs, dealers and the whole burnt-out drug scene; a quiet place where a person can sort out the confusion and get a grip on what they feel and want to do. It's YOUR recovery, on YOUR terms; do what works for you!

PIER is the home of a half-dozen Peer Support Specialists (PSSs). These individuals are trained by the Commonwealth in the art of fostering recovery. One of the first things a PSS learns is not to push or command; but to ask, offer, suggest.

There are many socialization things to enjoy at PIER; There’s a pool table (shoot a game with Louis to learn how to play pool!!!). There’s an air hockey table, a ping-pong table and board games.

For structured time, there are more than a dozen FREE one-hour classes offered throughout the week, allowing classmates to get to know each other through their life learn experiences. Several classes are discussion groups where peers share their experiences with difficult relationships, life issues, depression or anxiety. Success stories are told as well. Please refer to our class schedule to see which class you may be interested in!!!

PIER is a consumer operated service operating under Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio's non-profit status, policy and procedures. NorthKey Community Care provides us with use of their building and NAMI Northern Kentucky supports our efforts. Other partners include the generous People Advocating Recovery (PAR), Campbell County Mental Health Court, Campbell County Drug-Free Alliance, St. Elizabeth Hospital Behavioral Health Unit and others.

PIER is the place your recovery can begin! Call the P.I.E.R. directly at 859-547-6539 for more information.