It is my pleasure to represent what is one of the most comprehensive, long-standing, non-profit behavioral health agencies in the state of Ohio and I am excited to share our agency’s perspectives and some pertinent data with all of you this morning.
It’s the assumption that treatment agencies owe Portsmouth. And this completely disregards and minimizes the positive things treatment centers bring to this community; what the recovery community brings to Portsmouth.
Canaries in the Coal Mine: The Importance of Eliminating the Separation Between Psychiatric Care and Addiction Treatment in Appalachia
As an ode to Appalachian folklore, Appalachian communities have very much become a canary in a coal mine for pharmaceutical companies and, dare I say, insurance companies, as the disposable and invisible birds to prey on for profit.
So to go even beyond the benefits of exercise, it’s important to acknowledge how much doing something you enjoy can dramatically improve your quality of life. For me this hobby happened to be lifting weights.
Our program focuses on individuals' needs to successfully reenter society and live a life of recovery.
Through community partnerships and continued funding secured by the ADAMHS Board, TCC has been able to adapt the model of ORT and make it more effective for the current climate of the needs we have locally.