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Get to Know Darsey Stump MS, LPC, LICDC, Ridge Counselor

What inspired you to become an addiction counselor? When I was completing my bachelor’s degree I was working with adolescent girls. I had no desire to work in addictions until I had the opportunity to work on a residential treatment unit for dual diagnosis, active duty military. (Which is rather funny because now I have

Get to know Kyle Short CDCA-II, Ridge Counselor

What inspired you to become an addiction counselor? My sobriety date is July 1, 2008. I believe I am still here to help others who have had a similar battle. I know how the mind and body are plagued by chemical dependency. I know what it does to the family structure and the impact it

Caduceus Groups for Recovering Medical Professionals

Caduceus Groups for Recovering Medical Professionals What is a caduceus meeting or group? A caduceus meeting or group is a support group for all medical professionals that have the desire to recover from chemical addictions using a 12-step approach. In these groups, impaired professionals can feel confident in sharing their stories with other folks who

Happy New Year! From Dr. DeRhodes, Assistant Medical Director

Happy New Year! From Dr. DeRhodes, Assistant Medical Director   “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” -Vern McLellan   Happy New Year! As we begin this new year, I would like to look at motivation and openness to change. The stages

Get to Know Will Stonebraker LCDC-III, Ridge Residential Counselor

Will Stonebraker – Residential Addiction Counselor What inspired you to become an addiction counselor? I have the soul of a storyteller. Addiction counseling has proven to be a setting where my soul has found its meaning and purpose in this life. Our stories make us who we are. We share our experience, strength, and hope

Understanding Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment Services

Understanding Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment Services When searching for addiction treatment one of the first questions is: “How do I pay for treatment?” Fortunately, many treatment centers can utilize medical insurance to pay for some or all of the treatment episode. This coverage is protected by a law established in 2008, this law called