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September is National AODA Recovery Month

September is National AODA Recovery Month

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September is National AODA Recovery Month



September is National AODA Recovery Month

2017-recovery-month-square-web-bannerHere at Samaritan, it is our mission to help those in need “connect mind and spirit so individuals, families, organizations and communities thrive.” One of the ways we do that is to provide AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) services to help our clients develop the hope and support they need to heal and move forward from substance abuse and addiction.

Recovery can be painstaking process, and the need for access to AODA treatment in our community is real: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality reported that in a single-day count in 2015, 24,371 individuals in Wisconsin were enrolled in substance use treatment. Given that staggering number, National Recovery Month can serve as a reminder to all of us that behavioral health is essential to overall health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can, and do, recover from mental and substance use disorders.

Our AODA treatment team at Samaritan includes Christy Webster and Dede Bruss practicing at the Menasha and New London locations, Kara Palasz practicing at the Menasha and Oshkosh locations, and Hannah Keesler practicing at the Menasha and UW Fox Valley locations. We are always accepting new clients and looking forward to helping them create new directions in their lives. One way you can help is by letting people know that we are here, help is available, and recovery is possible.

Webster Christy 1377As an experienced licensed clinical social worker and clinical substance abuse counselor, Christy Webster enjoys collaborating with her clients to identify their strengths and concerns and move together toward achieving their counseling and personal goals.

She works with children ages 8 and up, adolescents and adults dealing with a variety of challenges including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, behavioral problems, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling. She sees clients in the Menasha and New London offices.

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