JAMESTOWN – More than 450 people in Chautauqua County sought peer-to-peer support in their effort to battle drug addiction and other mental health issues last year.
That’s according to the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County is reporting that 465 different individuals worked with recovery coaches in 2016. More than 90 gained or maintained employment, and 57 enrolled in education programs.
The numbers were released by Director of New Program Development Rick Huber at the MHA’s January Recovery Luncheon.
Also during the luncheon, six people were recognized for completing treatment court, eight for advancing stages on treatment court, and ten for achieving recovery goals from employment to new housing.
The MHA is staffed by recovery coaches, trained individuals who are recovering from mental health diagnosis, most from substance abuse. They work in collaboration with local treatment providers, other non-profits, and especially the Jamestown City Treatment Court to help participants be successful in attaining their goals.