Midwest Recovery Centers on Addiction and Isolation During Covid-19
The Kansas City Star recently spoke with Midwest Recovery Centers’ Director of Operations Kevin O’Grady on the impact that isolation has had on addiction during the Covid-19 pandemic.
O’Grady told the paper that “the common excuses or barriers that may have been there in the past are less prevalent” during the pandemic.
Read the full article to learn more about the work that all of us at Midwest Recovery Centers are doing to help our community as we get through this uncertain time together.
Experience Martin City interviewed O’Grady, as well, about his perspective on running a business during COVID-19, helping people get sober, and choosing to return to the Kansas City area to help his community.
O’Grady told the outlet, “We’re not the kind of business that’s motivated by growing our bottom line, but we’re definitely interested in reaching more and more people, and making a bigger impact in the community.”
Read the full article to learn more about how Midwest Recovery Centers is supporting the community through these difficult times.
Midwest Recovery Centers Discusses COVID-19 Stimulus Funds on KMBC
KMBC 9 News recently sat down with Midwest Recovery Centers CEO Jeff Howard and counselor Taylor Brown to discuss the temptation of using COVID-19 stimulus checks to purchase drugs and alcohol.
Howard shared anecdotes from his own experience to help highlight the issue, including the fact that members of the local recovery community have turned to him to help them responsibly manage their money.
“It’s really important that addicts and alcoholics who are coming into receipt of these additional funds are talking honestly,” Howard told KMBC.
You can watch the full video here.
Midwest Recovery Discusses Increased Alcohol Abuse During the Pandemic on KCTV
Midwest Recovery Centers CEO Jeff Howard and Director of Admissions Taylor Johnson recently spoke to KCTV Channel 5 about the risk of increased alcohol abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The thing that scares me the most about this pandemic is that this is happening to high functioning people and they’re afraid to talk about it,” Howard told reporters.
Johnson shared his own story of recovery, which led him from enrolling in Midwest as a client three years ago to helping others reach recovery today.
At Midwest Recovery Centers, we have vigilantly implemented protocols to enhance the safety of our clients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our focus is to ensure we continue to meet our clients’ needs while doing our part to keep our community safe.