Pinnacle Cuts Ribbon on New Ohio Treatment Center

Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Plus: NAATP opens nominations for leadership awards, webinars by NAADAC and Hazelden, and more treatment job openings

By Angela Zhou

New & Next: Treatment Centers

Pinnacle’s Sandusky Treatment Center

Pinnacle Treatment Centers officially opened a treatment facility this week in Sandusky, Ohio. After a two-year construction process, the center was christened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a candlelight vigil in honor of the lives lost due to substance overdoses.

Pinnacle CEO Joe Pritchard says the new center in Ohio fits in with Pinnacle’s overall mission of serving communities. “We start very early on, before we even open,” he says. “We start to sit down with community leaders and say, ‘What do you really need here? What’s working? What’s not? What’s missing? Where are the gaps? How can we provide services to fill those gaps.’”

New & Next: Industry

NAATP National Addiction Leadership Awards Nominations

The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) is calling for nominations for the 2021 NAATP National Addiction Leadership Awards. Nominations should be submitted by July 1. Those who receive an award will be honored at the NAATP National Conference on Dec. 7, 2021, in Denver.

Here’s a list of the awards:

  • The NAATP Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award: A new award, this recognizes individuals or organizations that have made DEI a priority in clinical and operational practices in the addiction treatment and recovery field.
  • Jasper G. Chen See, M.D., Volunteer Leadership Award: Individuals who have provided exceptional volunteer leadership in the area of addiction treatment through board membership and philanthropy are honored with this award.
  • James W. West, M.D., Quality Improvement Award: The spotlight shines on innovative addiction treatment advancements, both clinical and operational, that improve the quality and reach of addiction care.
  • Michael Q. Ford Journalism Award: This honor highlights the journalistic efforts, both electronic and print, that promote the value of and need for addiction treatment.
  • Nelson J. Bradley Career Achievement Award: The lifelong achievements of individuals who have made significant contributions to modern addiction treatment are given their due.

New & Next: Webinars

NAADAC: Protecting Your Brain

On June 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, will host the webinar “Protect Your Brain: Addressing Adolescent African American Males and Substance Use.” Members of NAADAC will obtain 1.5 CEs for free, and non-members will receive 1.5 CEs for $20. Participation is free, and registration is open.

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation: Meth Addiction

On June 9 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm EST, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will stage the webinar “Treating Meth Addiction: Pharmacological Options.” Hazelden master trainer and pharmacology consultant Kerry Hettinger will discuss the mechanisms and effects of methamphetamine use and the emerging research on pharmacological treatment interventions. A certificate of completion will be awarded for attending this event. Registration is open.

New & Next: Job Opportunities

Bay Cove Human Services

The Massachusetts-based nonprofit Bay Cove Human Services is hiring for multiple positions, including a case manager in addiction services in St. Petersburg, Fla., and a program director in family support in Boston. Learn more about the openings here.

Northwell Health

Northwell Health’s Department of Behavioral Health is hiring for a director in its Resident Mental Health Program on Long Island in New York. Northwell is seeking a full-time board certified psychiatrist with a passion for leadership for this position. Interested applicants can apply here.