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Drug addiction is a compulsive and chronic disease. People who don’t suffer from addiction often struggle to understand its complexity, which is why addiction treatment programs involve multiple steps. Learn more about taking that first step. The First Step in Addiction Treatment Programs The first step in getting addiction help depends on the rehab centers that people visit. For example, some will say that the first step is getting help or admitting that there’s a problem. Others will say that the first step is detox. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, undergoing detox first is the proper approach. In ... Read more
Meet February’s featured employee Jennifer Griffin! Jennifer has been a counselor at our Youth Program for two years and is a valued member of our team. She works hard each day to develop individualized treatment plans, conduct group and one on one therapy sessions, and educate patients and families on the recovery process. Thank you Jennifer for the work you are doing to make a difference!
Contrary to popular belief, addiction isn’t a voluntary behavior. In reality, substance abuse causes a chemical imbalance in the brain, taking away a person’s ability to simply stop using drugs. Residential treatment centers are important because they give individuals valuable time to learn about their addiction and how to overcome it. Many medical professionals consider inpatient or residential treatment programs to be the most effective option when it comes to dealing with addiction. While this is true on most accounts, many rehab centers miss the mark when it comes to inpatient care. Learn why some residential treatment programs leave much ... Read more
At Memphis Recovery Centers, we value our employees and know that each one brings different experiences and strengths that aid us in fulfilling our mission and making a difference in people’s lives. Each month we’ll be spending time with a different employee to highlight their excellence and learn about them and what they do here at MRC. This month we are featuring Business Manager, Susie Graham. Susie is responsible for managing our business office including handling company bills, payroll, purchase orders, and supplies. She is always working to make sure that all of our moving parts are running smoothly! Susie has ... Read more
Congratulations to Kevin Dailey for being nominated as December’s Making a Difference Employee! Kevin was nominated by many of his peers due to his positive attitude, can-do spirit, and his rapport with the patients. Kevin always shows up ready to work hard and help in any way he can. He is a valuable asset to our team. Q&A with Kevin Dailey Q. What is your favorite Christmas gift you have ever received? A. My first Xbox, my dad got it for me. Q. What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? A. The Wonder Years Q. If ... Read more
Congratulations to Jimmie Clay for being nominated as November’s Making a Difference Employee! Jimmie was chosen due to his compassion and concern for MRC’s patients. His peers noted that he is a team player, treats everyone with respect, and is dedicated to our mission. Jimmie brings a positive and caring attitude to work each day and knows how to bring light to a dark moment. Q&A with Jimmie Clay Q. If you could be any animal, what animal would you be? A. I guess I would be a horse, a stallion. They love people and they’re fun animals! Q. What is ... Read more
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Congratulations to Dee Heflin for being nominated as October’s Making a Difference Employee! Dee was nominated by many of her peers due to her positive attitude, her willingness to help anyone in need, and her warm, welcoming smile. Dee greets everyone who comes through the doors of MRC with kindness. She stays on top of all her duties and truly lights up the office! Q&A with Dee Heflin Q. Who is your favorite author? A. Jim Butcher, he writes fantasy books. Q. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? A. I would go back to ... Read more
Congratulations to Samantha Mitchell for being nominated as September’s Making a Difference Employee! Samantha was chosen for her excellent work with our youth patients. Her peers noted that she is always willing to help, keeps the well-being of the patients first, and is a dedicated team player. Samantha exemplifies our mission statement to the fullest and expresses genuine care and concern toward all patients. Q&A with Samantha Mitchell Q. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be? A. I would spend the day with a pastry chef! I love to bake and decorate cakes. Q. What ... Read more
Congratulations to Rhonda Ryan for being nominated as August’s Making a Difference Employee! Rhonda was chosen for her willingness to go above and beyond to meet the needs of staff and patients. Her peers noted that she is a great team player, a dedicated worker, and always puts the patients first. Rhonda is a great mentor for the kids and keeps a positive attitude at all times. Q&A with Rhonda Ryan Q. If you could learn to do anything, What would it be? A. I would like to learn to crochet and paint. This way I can make my own decorations for ... Read more