Every Member of Our Staff Cares About Your Success

Why does our staff care so much? It’s because many of them have been in your shoes. Many of our staff are in recovery and know first-hand the joy you will experience when you break your dependence on drugs and alcohol.

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Matt Bell

CEO

Midwest Region

What Is Your Passion?

“My three biggest loves are my family, my job, and of course some entertainment! My beautiful fiancée, Monica, my 7-year-old son, Jackson, and our two puppies mean the world to me. Our fun and entertainment comes from simply being together, but I also enjoy traveling, delicious food, and my motorcycle. Team Recovery, my non-profit that I co-founded in 2015, is also a huge part of my life. It is a volunteer organization that focuses on prevention, treatment linkage, and family support.”

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

“The best part of my job is seeing families heal as their addicted loved one recover is one of the most rewarding things I get to see in this field. Watching people change is truly a blessing… to first meet them only existing and watch them successfully graduate living. They now have the ability and responsibility to help someone else who is still suffering. Working together as a cohesive unit to achieve a goal is something that has always meant so much to me, and we get to do it every single day in an effort to make peoples’ lives better.”

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Josh Dressel

Chief Operating Officer

Why Do You Work In Addiction Treatment?

“I am in recovery myself. I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and I returned to Toledo late in my 20’s. I was in detox with Matt Bell, and we got involved with Team Recovery shortly afterwards. I jumped headfirst into sobriety and recovery, and the progress I have seen at both Midwest facilities and with Team Recovery keeps me coming back every day, eager to do more and help more people.”

What Makes Midwest Detox Center Stand Out?

“The difference between Midwest and a lot of other facilities is our abstinence-based program. We believe abstinence and participation in a recovery support system, like the 12-step model, will provide results. The other thing that stands out about our facility is our philosophy to help everyone that calls us find the right resources. We do not tell anyone no, if we can not accommodate them we will try our hardest to find a place for them with another facility or organization.”

What is the Most Significant Part of Recovery?

“Success in recovery is very much about accountability. Every individual is responsible for holding themselves accountable, but we also make sure that they know that we expect them to be held accountable to us as well.”

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Dr. Nancy Carroll, M.D.

Medical Director

What Is Your Passion?

“Helping others, I believe to do what I love and to do it right.”

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

“Seeing people get better and to be able to live happy and productive lives.”

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Olivia Ehret, LISW

Clinical Director

What Is Your Passion?

“My passion is helping others be successful and to help them grow into their best selves. That’s what being a social worker is all about, it’s not about “fixing” people, people don’t need to be fixed. It’s about taking someone’s strengths and helping them build on what greatness was already inside of them.”

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

“The most rewarding part about my job is getting to spend everyday pouring into people and walking with them on this difficult journey. Being someone’s therapist is truly an honor. Many people come in to our center very untrusting, my goal is to make them feel the opposite way and to provide a safe and loving environment for them to get better in. The second best part of my job is when previous patients come back to share their stories and to spread hope to others who are new in the program. It’s amazing to see how people grow from day one in detox to their one year anniversary. Recovery is so beautiful.”

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Tammy Battle

Director of Nursing

What Is Your Passion?

“My passion is God, my family and waking up every day to make a difference that will have a positive impact in this world. I believe that we are in the world to fulfill a purpose and help others to fulfill their purpose. I am a change agent in this world and tearing down the stigma of mental health and addiction is what I strive to do each day. The “hope for a brighter future” and the belief that “the best is yet to come” are the pillars on which I stand in my service delivery to every patient that I encounter as they move forward in their recovery and on the path to living their best life.”

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

“The most rewarding part of my job is that I have a front-row seat watching a person transform from a broken shell of a man or woman into a bright, hopeful person. I am honored to work here because I am in the unique position of working side by side with some coworkers that I had the opportunity to gleam their personal journey to recovery and they now serve with me on the front lines assisting others as they recover. I am humbled that people trust me to help them through the most vulnerable period of their lives and my role is to recognize the greatness in them and remind them of their God-given potential.”

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Stephanie Smith, CDCA

Case Manager

What Is Your Passion?

“My passion is sharing my journey with people who can relate to my personal pain in losing my son to this horrible disease. I also enjoy discovering new things about myself and growing into the person I am meant to be.”

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

“Starting to know people and their most vulnerable time in their lives and watching the gifts of recovery metamorphosing them into the person they are destined to become…happy, joyous and free!”

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Kevin Falk, CDCA

Intake Coordinator

What Is Your Passion?

“My passion is to travel, meet new people, and spend time with my loved ones.”

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

“The most rewarding part of my job is working with clients to help guide their futures. We have the ability to impact each of our clients and guide them towards a positive and fulfilling life.”

Courtney Wicklund

Clinical Intake Supervisor/Discharge Coordinator

What Is Your Passion?

“My passion is not just to sit in this world as a spectator of beauty, but to add beauty to the lives of others in any way possible. My passion is being true to myself, and empowering and inspiring others I am very passionate about animals and enjoy working with them. I hope to one day incorporate animal-assisted therapy for substance use disorders into our program.”

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

“The most rewarding part of my job is being able to relate to our clients on a personal level. Sharing my story isn’t easy, but it is powerful. It has the power to change perceptions, encourage understanding, and provide hope to others. Watching clients grow and become healthier, happier versions of themselves has been the best part for me. What I get out of it has become invaluable.”

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Morgan Fair, MSW, LSW

Primary Therapist

What Is Your Passion?

“My passion is to help others. I enjoy working with people to help them find their strengths, passions, and purpose in life.”

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing clients grow and transform into the best versions of themselves. Watching clients realize their potential and begin to work towards that goal is a constant reminder of how fortunate I am to work alongside so many amazing people.”

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Tanna Stricklen

Clinical Therapist

Why Do You Work In Addiction Treatment?

“I always knew I wanted to help people but I wasn’t sure how. After looking into a few different fields, I realized that I wanted to be able to be a part of someone’s journey from the beginning and see them grow as they work on themselves and go through life. Social work allows me to do that.”

What Makes Midwest Detox Center Stand Out?

“Every single staff member puts their heart into helping our clients and truly only wants to see them get better.”

What is the Most Rewarding Part of Your Job?

“Watching my clients discover how strong they really are and watching them grow in early recovery. Plus, I’ve met so many amazing people and get to work with them every day.”

Contact Midwest Detox Center staff today by calling 833.647.0392.