Michelle Vargo: Peer Recovery Coach for the REAL Program at WSTC

The Recovery Empowerment Advocacy and Linkage Program is still in its infancy stages, but the REAL Team members β€” Program Manager Keyera Gaulden and Peer Recovery Coaches Michelle Vargo and Lindsay Devitt β€” are serious about their mission to help at-risk and underserved people to access supportive and public health services. They have visited the…

Toy Drive a Success Thanks to Generous Donors!

During early stages of recovery and treatment, it can be difficult or impossible for clients to hold a fulltime job, and that can mean lean Christmases and birthdays for their children. WSTC tries to do a toy drive each year to make their holidays brighter, and this year, even though we got started a bit…

3 Reasons To Consider Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Treatment

If you’re ready to start your recovery journey now, you may think the first step is an inpatient facility. Inpatient substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs are the lifeline that some people need, especially if they have other medical or psychiatric issues, a high risk of withdrawal symptoms and/or a need to be in a…

Keys to Recovery

A person who chooses recovery does it over and over because it’s a process, not an event. But what does it take to keep making the choice? According to SAMHSA, it takes hope, because people in recovery need to believe that they can overcome the challenges of addiction. It takes relationships – families, friends, peers…