NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Sept. 6, 2022) – The ADAMHS Board of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties is trying to bring residential treatment closer to home for men in our area battling addictions.
Executive Director Natalie Bollon says the board is getting money from the state and $1-million grant from the Tuscarawas County Commissioners that they’re planning to use to build a 16-bed facility for men requiring inpatient substance use treatment.
“We’re moving forward with the purchase of the land, hopefully within the next 30 days, and then we do a bidding process and get some bids for the building.”
Residential treatment has been available locally to women for years. Bollon says men, on the other hand, have to leave the area for the same level of care, which can be detrimental to their recovery.
“And when you get services, part of the goal of that is to build a relationship with your counselor and to build your sober supports, and when we have people going out of county to do that and then they come back to the county, they’ve lost all those sources of support.”
Bollon talked about the effort after last week’s kickoff for Empower Tusc’s Project Hope overdose awareness initiative. She plans to share more details as it progresses.