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November 23, 2014
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Name change reflects services available from organization

GREENVILLE – Darke County Recovery Services has a new name that directly reflects the services it offers its clients. After acquiring Darke County Mental Health, a mental health services facility in Troy and a substance abuse facility in Eaton, the organization changed its name to Recovery & Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio, which serves Darke, Miami and Preble Counties.

The acquisition and name change won’t be a huge change or how the organization does business. In June 2012, the former Darke County Recovery Services signed a contract to manage the organizations in Darke and Miami Counties. Now, all are under one organization that will continue to offer an array of services.

After 19 years having helped individuals recover from substance and alcohol abuse Cynthia Cook, director, is still surprised that most people in the area aren’t aware they can find help locally. When asked what she does for a living, a lot of people respond with, “I didn’t know we had that here.”

She wants the public to know help is a phone call away and you don’t have to drive to Dayton, Indianapolis or Columbus to find it. She has witnessed many success stories, but admitted not all of her clients find success the first time. For some it takes several tries in their efforts to get clean. For some it’s a matter of time – a time to mature – before they finally become successful.

Being able to offer mental health services is a natural fit for Recovery & Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio. Many times substance abuse is a result of mental health issues or vice versa. The programs work hand-in-hand to deal with clients on an individual basis. In addition to substance abuse, the mental health facility is able to help local residents with an array of issues, including depression.

Recovery & Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio are located in Greenville at 600 Walnut St. (substance abuse services), 212 E. Main St. (mental health and psychiatric services), 228 North Barron St., Eaton (substance abuse services) and 550 Summit Ave., Troy (mental health and psychiatric services).

A referral is not necessary. Anyone can call to make an appointment. The initial phone call can remain anonymous if the person seeking help wishes. The organization receives funding from multiple sources, including Darke County United Way, Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services, and tax dollars from an approved levy. Cook said persons thinking they can’t afford this type of help should reconsider. They accept Medicaid and coverage from most major insurance providers. If a person doesn’t have insurance Recovery & Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio can work with the client on sliding pay scale that is based on the person’s income.

For more information, call 548-6842 or visit www.recoveryandwellnessohio.org.

The Darke County Chamber of Commerce joined with local elected officials and staff at Recovery & Wellness Centers of Midwest Ohio for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the organization’s change of name. (Ryan Berry photo)

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