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A Letter from Jeanne McAlister

A Letter from Jeanne McAlister

Greetings to our Heartland House friends, I am Jeanne McAlister, CEO of the McAlister Institute and a member of the Board of Directors of Heartland House. Much of my life – over 45 years, in fact – has been dedicated to helping people who are affected by Substance Use...

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News from the House July 2022

News from the House July 2022

Greetings from the Heartland House team! With summer upon us, we are checking in with the latest happenings at the House. Pandemic Update – Through faithful adherence to our specified preventive measures, Heartland House has operated for over two years – since March...

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Person-Centered Care at Heartland House

Person-Centered Care at Heartland House

How it Starts Working at Heartland House: Assessing Our Clients’ Needs To achieve the best results possible for our clients, Heartland House relies on person-centered care, meaning that we develop an individualized program of treatment to meet the unique physical,...

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News from the House – February 2022

News from the House – February 2022

Greetings, friends! As we approach the end of the second full year of the pandemic, our Heartland House team continues to perform our mission with high energy and unwavering persistence. We are delighted to announce that the landscape and hardscape enhancements to our...

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Letter from Jim Hutzelman

Letter from Jim Hutzelman

Greetings, I’m Jim Hutzelman, a member of the Board of Directors of Heartland House. I’m the Secretary of the Board and the Chair of its Fundraising and Community Presence Committee. I hope that everyone among our Heartland House family and friends is enjoying a safe...

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Employee Spotlight – Mike Nunez, Counselor

Employee Spotlight – Mike Nunez, Counselor

Mike Nunez is a success story that we at Heartland House tell with great pride. A graduate of inpatient and aftercare programs at our facility, Mike’s diligence and personable manner deeply impressed our staff. Shortly after Mike told his story of recovery to a packed...

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Donor Spotlight: Marge Binks

Donor Spotlight: Marge Binks

The mention of Marge Binks brings a smile to the faces of many at Heartland House. A friend of the House for several years, Marge joined its Board of Directors in 2014, and she currently serves as an advisory member. But around the House, Marge is known less as a...

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Methamphetamine Use Disorder

Methamphetamine Use Disorder

Developments in Methamphetamine Use Disorder Treatment Methamphetamine, or meth, is an illegal stimulant and a very dangerous, addictive drug. It is available in crystal, powder, and pill form, but its most common route of administration is intranasal (ie, snorted)...

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Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Marijuana Addiction Treatment

Addiction to marijuana is a condition that is a very true reality for many cannabis users. While it is more common among daily users, marijuana addiction treatment can help those having trouble controlling their habits gain new insights into their cravings and develop...

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Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication Assisted Treatment If you or your loved one is dealing with substance addiction, seeking help is the first step. In the midst of an ever-expanding opioid epidemic, communities across the country are demanding prevention and substance abuse treatment...

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What’s Happening at the House

What’s Happening at the House

Our Heartland House team continues to perform our mission in the face of the multiple challenges of the COVID pandemic. The entire Heartland House staff received their initial COVID vaccines at the end of January and will be administered their second vaccines in...

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Donor Profile: McMillen Family Foundation

Donor Profile: McMillen Family Foundation

The McMillen Family Foundation funds charitable organizations that serve people who are affected by drug and alcohol dependency. Continually seeking new avenues for making a difference in the lives of substance abuse sufferers, the McMillen Foundation focuses its...

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Artistic Discovery Therapy During Covid-19

Artistic Discovery Therapy During Covid-19

In early 2020, the Heartland House team implemented Artistic Discovery Therapy (art therapy) for their clients as part of the House’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment program. Art therapy has been used by recovery professionals since as early as the 1950s. Art...

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