The holidays can be the most dreaded time of year for people in recovery. The hustle and bustle of family parties, gift exchanges and the inability to isolate from others. Here are some ways to make the holiday season less stressful and more enjoyable: Make a Schedule Create an hour-by-hour schedule to keep yourself on … Read More
Articles by Marissa Hatcher, MSW, CADC
Addictions Program Coordinator
“I am passionate about my work at Timberline because I believe recovery is possible with help from others. We provide 12-step principles, DBT, spirituality, expression, and family therapy while being trauma aware.”
Marissa facilitates psycho-educational group therapy, completes substance use assessments, and takes on the leadership role of the Addictions Specialist team. She also individually meets with residents to support a better understanding and application of 12 step. Marissa is a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Provider, receiving her certification in 2016. Prior to joining Timberline Knolls, Marissa worked in outpatient substance treatment with clients who were reentering the community from incarceration.
Marissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Communications and her Master’s Degree in Social Work specializing in Substance Counseling from Aurora University.
Legality is an important factor when it comes to drug use. A suburban mother or Wall Street executive, both of whom would never be found scoring drugs in a back alley, will take and often become addicted to Adderall. After all, it is a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical medication. And there within lies the problem with kratom—it, … Read More