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What’s It Like to Work in Addiction Treatment?

Are you interested in working with individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorder? Seeing the stigma surrounding substance use disorder can make this profession appear daunting, however it can also be incredibly rewarding. Following a career path into addiction treatment and behavioral health, you’ll find yourself among a community ...

January 31st, 2024|

A Letter from Our President: Kurt Isaacson Reflects on 2023

2023 was a year of remarkable progress and achievements at Spectrum Health Systems. We took numerous strides toward our goal of making treatment more accessible for the most vulnerable populations while continuing to look for ways to retain and recruit staff that make it all possible. One of Spectrum’s proudest ...

December 27th, 2023|

Congratulations to Athena Haddon on her Salute to Excellence Award

An incredible amount of effort is needed in our mission to provide a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment and recovery supports. That’s why Spectrum Health Systems is proud to employ individuals that are skilled, qualified—and most importantly—passionate about recovery. One employee that embodies these characteristics every day is Athena Haddon. ...

December 8th, 2023|

Spectrum’s Ondrea Hilts on Helping People Find Recovery

Before she began working with Spectrum Health Systems, Ondrea Hilts was in college, pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in justice studies. She knew she wanted to help people but hadn’t decided on a specific career path. Soon, though, a family tragedy would shape her plans for the ...

November 28th, 2023|

Observing Youth Substance Use Prevention Month

When young people are growing and developing, it's crucial that they understand the risks life can present to them. Not only are they having formative experiences that could impact them well into their adulthood, but their brains are also still in critical phases of development, making them vulnerable to the ...

October 11th, 2023|

Treating opioid addiction in the field

Worcester Business Journal Date: October 2, 2023 By Isabel Tehan The Spectrum Health Systems van often sits in the parking lot at 1023 Main St. in Worcester’s Main South neighborhood, currently next to nothing more than an abandoned American Legion post, bought by the company in August. But every day, ...

October 2nd, 2023|

Miracles Peer and Recovery Center hosts walk for recovery

SpectrumNews1 Date: Sepember 23, 2023 By Richard Damas WORCESTER, MA – Everyday Miracles Peer and Recovery Center hosted a Walk For Recovery by Fuller Family Park in Worcester Saturday morning. Recovery is real. These are the words Everyday Miracles Peer and Recovery Center member Dukroa Owens hopes will inspire people struggling with substance use ...

September 25th, 2023|

National Recovery Month: Spectrum’s Voices of Recovery

A hallmark of substance use disorder and treatment is that there is no one recovery journey—everyone experiences different roadblocks and successes on different timelines, and almost always requires a unique combination of support services along the way. For National Recovery Month, we spoke with several of our clients and staff ...

September 11th, 2023|

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