Gone are the days when going to college and drinking to access were synonymous. Over the past decade, there has been a big push towards sober college living groups and events. Some universities, such as Florida Atlantic University, even have sober tailgate parties at their home football games. If you or your child are in
the process of deciding on what college to attend, and are worried about the prevalence of drinking at American colleges and universities, keep in mind that there are many ways to successfully attend college, be accepted and have fun while remaining sober.
Jennifer Cmar has been a Counselor at Lumiere Healing Centers in West Chester, Ohio since May 23, 2016 when the new facility first opened. She received her Master’s in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2002, and her Bachelor of Arts in Religious Pastoral Studies from the College of Mount Saint Joseph in 1998. She is licensed by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board with an LCDC Ill. Jennifer has been working in the field of chemical dependency counseling and supervision since 2007. Jennifer received the Healthcare Leadership Professionals Award sponsored by Lead and Venue … Read More
Dr. Kaisha A. Thomas is dually licensed in the State of Florida as a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and holds certification as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). Additionally, Dr. Thomas has been awarded credentials by the National Board for Certified Counselors as both a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).
Dr. Thomas earned her undergraduate degree in Dance from the Juilliard School of Performing Arts, a Master of Science degree in Dance and Movement Therapy from Hunter College, another Master of Science degree in … Read More
Dwight Richard has been practicing Mental Health and Addictions counseling for over 30 years. He has a Masters Degree in Mental health Counseling from Wright State University. Dwight has worked as a clinical director for several of the area mental health and addictions treatment centers, and now as Director of Operations for Lumiere Healing Centers. He has participated in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has helped agencies receive and maintain state and federal certifications and accreditation repeatedly. Dwight holds independent licenses in both mental health and substance abuse areas. He has been a health officer in … Read More
Watching a friend or loved one suffer from addiction can be a heart-wrenching experience. Sometimes sitting with them and having a heart to heart discussion about their condition can start them on the process of self-discovery that will lead to them seeking help. But many addicts struggle with acknowledging their own dependency and it is necessary to join forces with others that care for the addicted person and stage an intervention.
An intervention allows friends and family to confront the addicted person in a more structured and focused way. Many times it provides the emotional … Read More
Narcan is one of the most important tools available to emergency medical care providers and even police officers today. It is also one of the most expensive and taxing types of drugs available in the fight against addiction. Narcan remains a very important part of saving lives, but it is not the cure to this epidemic. When our patients come in to see us at Lumiere Healing Centers, our goal is very specific to help them recover from their addiction to heroin.
If your loved one is suffering an overdose right now, call 911 immediately. … Read More
What makes our facility different than the rest? We are a full-service addiction treatment facility that focuses on positive outcomes for our patients. Everything about our organization from our staff to our location is designed to deliver the highest quality care. Every member of our staff is focused on the health and recovery of our patients, and we train our staff to know how to create a nurturing environment for everyone who comes to us for help.
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Our facility is located in a secluded and peaceful spot on a private … Read More
Lumiere Moves to Expand Access to Care for Clients Struggling With Drug, Alcohol Addiction
Lumiere Healing Centers is making strides in its attempt to provide affordable, wide access to treatment by contracting with Anthem, Medical Mutual, Multiplan and POMCO Group.
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The team at Lumiere Healing Centers have taken a dual focus to make their priority access to care of the highest quality. The first step taken was to contract with various new insurance providers. By building contracts with some of the largest insurance providers and behavioral health liaisons in the area, including Anthem, Medical Mutual, MultiPlan … Read More
The news headlines are filled with stories about the opioid epidemic and how it is destroying lives all over the country. Some people try to dismiss the problem as media hype, but it is impossible to ignore this issue when you look at the facts. While opioids are nothing new to the world, the common struggle so many people have with opioid-based medication has reached a degree that we have never seen.
What is the history behind these substances, and when did they start being used for medicinal purposes? How long has opioid addiction been a problem, and what are … Read More
The 12-step process to recovery has received a bad reputation over the years, mostly from people who don’t understand or have never been involved with the program. Despite the broad range of millions of success stories attributed to the 12-steps, a series of myths have grown up around the program that tends to put a dark cloud over an otherwise successful program. Before you start getting involved in a 12-step program, you should become familiar with the most popular myths and know the truth about this popular recovering solution.