Midwest Detox Center Staff

Our staff approach addiction treatment from a variety of disciplines, using holistic, evidence-based practices that have been shown to help patients struggling with substance abuse. Our certified therapists, counselors, techs and other staff members take the time to get to know every individual, to create a treatment plan that fits their needs. Many of our staff are in recovery, and have walked the path that you are starting on. We are excited to get to know you, and begin helping you take back control from your addictions.

Tanna Stricklen

Clinical Therapist

What drew you into this field?

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 everyday.

Josh Dressel

Chief Operating Officer

What drew you into the field?

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 Recovery 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 treatment?

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.

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.

Nicholas Streeter

Discharge Coordinator

What is your passion?

My passion is spending time with my nieces and nephews. I’m extremely grateful that today I have the ability to be a positive influence in their lives as they grow up.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

It’s amazing to watch the clients progress through their time at detox. Watching their eyes come back to life as they begin to feel better and being a part of the decision-making process that takes place while planning their future treatment and recovery needs is such an amazing privilege to have.

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 work?

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.

Tammy Battle, RN

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 work?

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.

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 work?

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!

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 work?

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.

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 work?

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

Matt Bell

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer - 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 work?

The best part of my job is seeing families heal as their addicted loved one recovers 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.

What it means to be an Amatus Managed Recovery Center

  • Person First Philosophy

    Our mission is to get you in the best facility that will allow you to heal and find long term recovery. Whether you enter one of our facilities or another facility, we will help everyone who contacts us find the appropriate place for them to heal.

  • National Footprint, Community Focus

    Our nationwide network of treatment centers and referral partners allows us to make an impact in multiple communities. We want every individual to thrive, and become a positive force in your community. We desire to help people and communities recover.

  • Facility and Treatment

    We are committed to providing the highest level of care, delivered in cutting-edge facilities designed to support your recovery. Every individual gets an individualized treatment plan, with the highest-level of care standards and quality.

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