Credo Takes Over Addiction Treatment In Lewis County

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In just a few days, Credo Community Center, which treats people with addictions, will be taking over the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services in Lewis County in the Mountain View Prevention Services building.

Sarah Bullock the acting director of Lewis County Community Services says the county lost two counselors over the past year.

That left Lewis County with only one counselor.

On top of that, there were no qualified applicants to fill the position.

"We had reduce the number of group counseling sessions as well as the waiting list began to grow because we only had one counselor who was only able to see so many patients," said Bullock.

Barbara Eddy, Credo's director of outpatient services, says Credo will have two counselors in Lewis County and will hire as needed after that.

Credo will head over to the Mountain View Services building on September 3.  

"We're hoping to reach a lot of clients that need the help," said Eddy.

While Credo will be offering more services, there will be some job loss.

Two full-time employees and one part-time worker will be laid off.

Lewis County says it will save money.

"Certainly over the past year the county had estimated $60,000 to these services and we see a cost savings right there by contributing $20,000 towards Credo," said Bullock.

Savings aside, Eddy says she is happy people won't have to leave the county to get the care they need.

Credo will be holding an open house on September 10.

Sunday, November 23, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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