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16
Nov

2017 Annual Report

This annual report celebrates fifty years of changing lives. Every day, men, women and adolescents realize that self-medicating with drugs or alcohol no longer works. Cenikor offers them a second chance.
 
In the last year, we helped 7,014 people realize better health and better lives! Our client numbers increased by 36 percent. Our services also increased – detox clients by 32 percent, adolescent and adult short-term care by 62 percent, adolescent and adult outpatient care by 42 percent. When three state-funded programs ceased operation, Cenikor stepped in and added 150 beds to provide much-needed detox and short-term programs in Tyler, Austin and Houston.
 
These are numbers, but you’ll read in this annual report personal stories that make the numbers come alive. You’ll also read about our newest program that takes our outpatient services into independent school districts where it’s convenient to students and families.
 
We pride ourselves on a continuum of care that meets our clients where they are. Our diverse payment programs, from commercial insurance through state funding, create financial strength that allows us to serve the next client and the next one.

 
Learn more about Cenikor’s 50th year of serving, click the link: Cenikor’s 2017 Annual Report

14
Aug

IN THE NEWS: Cenikor Waco

Cenikor Waco was featured on Fox 44 KWKT to discuss the current opioid epidemic.

 

 

WACO, Texas – This week, President Donald Trump is addressing a national epidemic.

 

The latest government numbers show drug overdose deaths in 2016 continued to climb despite ongoing efforts to stem the the opioid epidemic. And Waco is not immune to this problem. This ever-worsening opioid crisis in the U.S. is killing nearly 150 people every day. And although you may not be hearing much about it here in Waco, it’s affecting more people here than you think.

 

Cold symptoms to the extreme. “Sneezing, possibly vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches……and add to that extreme anxiety, bordering panic attack, it’s a never-ending process. It just keeps on and on and on until you finally get something that will….an opiate of any sort, really,” says patient Theodore Kamisarjevsky. That’s how Theodore explains his dependency of opioids before treatment.

 

“For me, it was a solution. It was a solution for some difficulties that were presented in my life,” Theodore said. He’s one of millions of Americans falling victim to the opioid crisis in the U.S., and this threat is now growing in Waco, where facilities like Cenikor are trying to comeback the problem.

 

“The problem is there such a stigma on treatment, and there’s still such a stigma on being an addict and alcoholic,” says Cenikor Waco Outpatient Manager Stacie Woodall. “So, a lot of people don’t reach out for treatment. People need to know that there is treatment available, and there’s treatment available locally.”

 

The outpatient facility has a whopping 45 percent of patients who come there to seek treatment for opioid addiction or dependency.

 

“Cenikor offers a continuum of care,” Stacie said. “That’s what we want. We want to meet the client and detox and follow them all the way through.”

 

“I know I thought I could do it on my own for a really long time, but I just can’t. I have to have the support of other people who are like me,” Theodore said.

 

If you or someone you know is in need of help and or treatment: 1-800-CENIKOR or www.cenikor.org

 


Remembering Jerry G. Hall

RememberingJerryOur friend and colleague, Jerry Hall, Senior Vice President of Cenikor, passed away on May 30, 2017.

Jerry was well-loved and respected for his commitment to helping people achieve sobriety, and has impacted thousands of people over the years. We are all united in our grief and our memories of his incredible spirit. We want to celebrate Jerry’s life and honor his steadfast devotion to serving others.

Jerry Hall, LCSW-S, LCDC began his career with Cenikor on March 18, 1996 as a Resident-In-Training working in prevention and operations and later worked as a LCDC-I counselor at the Fort Worth long-term facility. Jerry earned his LCDC license in 2004, obtained his master degree in social work in 2006 and LMSW in 2007.

Jerry’s commitment to service led to his promotion to Regional Vice President of Cenikor’s Deer Park Facility in 2004 until 2008, Vice President of Program and Clinical Services from 2008 until 2010, and in 2011 Jerry was promoted to Senior Vice President with oversight of the long-term programs. As Cenikor expanded, Jerry’s leadership contributed to the successful development of Cenikor’s short-stay/detox and outpatient programs, and in 2013 he transferred to Waco to oversee these new programs. In addition, Jerry was instrumental in Cenikor’s achievement of CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation. In 2016, Jerry was promoted to Clinical Executive to oversee all of Cenikor’s clinical services and quality of programming for our clients in addition to his duties as Senior Vice President.

Over the past 21 years, Jerry has mentored and impacted all of Cenikor’s leadership team, hundreds of individual team members and thousands of clients. His legacy will continue through the lives of those individuals and leaders he has affected with his genuine care, concern and commitment of service. Jerry will not be forgotten.

We want to celebrate Jerry’s life and to do that, we need to hear from you, those individuals Jerry influenced throughout the years. Please click the link below to share stories, notes, photos and memories to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Jerry G. Hall.

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Services to honor and celebrate the life of Jerry Hall were held in his hometown of Henderson, Texas, and at Cenikor’s Deer Park and Fort Worth facilities.
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The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Cenikor Foundation, 11111 Katy Freeway, Suite 500, Houston. TX 77079.


IN THE NEWS: Cenikor Houston

HOUSTON – Now he can smile, but Eric Zimmerman was once on death’s doorstep due to opioid abuse.

“Last time I overdosed, I was out for so long they expected me to be brain dead,” Zimmerman said while in recovery at the Cenikor Foundation’s treatment center in Deer Park.

The 29-year-old from the Greenspoint area is a recovering opioid addict.  Eight years ago while attending Texas State, his problem caught fire.

“I was grilling, and a fire shot up when I was lighting the lighter fluid. I got first and second degree burns over 11 percent of my body,” Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman says a doctor prescribed him Percocet, a pain reliever containing Oxycodone.

 

Click link to view video and full article: http://cw39.com/2017/05/11/dose-of-reality-americas-opioid-epidemic-hits-houston/


Press Release: Houston

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U.S. REP. BABIN’S CHIEF OF STAFF RECEIVES TOUR OF CENIKOR’S ROBUST ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM

 

(Houston, TX- January 30, 2017) Cenikor Foundation (Cenikor) was honored to host U.S. Representative Brian Babin’s (TX-36) Chief of Staff Stuart Burns and Regional Director of Community Relations Beverly Ferguson, M.Ed. on a tour of its Houston/Deer Park treatment facility. Burns and Ferguson were invited to see both the long- and short-term/detox wings and had the opportunity to see how Cenikor’s services can positively impact their constituents in need. Cenikor is aligned with Rep. Babin’s, Burns and Ferguson’s focus on personal accountability and community impact through economic development. Cenikor’s programs provide professional, responsible, and quality driven treatment options that help individuals get back to healthy, stable and productive lives.

 

In addition to personal damage to individuals and their loved ones, substance abuse drains the economy. The United States spends billions of dollars on lost productivity, healthcare expenses, law enforcement and criminal justice costs. Research shows that every dollar spent on addiction treatment saves the taxpayers an average of seven ($7) dollars. Cenikor is dedicated to meeting the demand with accredited programming, credentialed infrastructure, and clinical staff to support the population in need in Houston and the surrounding areas. Burns inquired about the career services and workforce development programs, and commended Cenikor’s goal of helping people leave treatment with not just sobriety but with quality employment, a stable living environment, reliable transportation and network of support.

 

“It is in our mission to prepare and assist our clients with developing both soft and hard skills necessary to become responsible citizens free of addiction,” says Eugene Hall, Facility Director of Houston’s long-term treatment center for Cenikor. “People leave our doors and have the chance to rebuild their lives, reconnect with their families, and redirect their futures.”

 

“We sincerely thank Chief of Staff Burns and Director Ferguson for taking the time to see and experience what quality substance use disorder treatment care can do to support people in need and positively impact the local community. Every visitor to our facility affords us an opportunity to challenge the stigma of addiction and to illustrate that help exists to support people on their personal path to long-term recovery,’ says Jerry Hall, Senior Vice President of Cenikor Foundation. Cenikor’s long-term program has been active in the Houston/Deer Park area since 1994 but recently expanded its short-stay and detox program to meet the ever-growing need for local substance abuse treatment services.

 

Cenikor is a 50l(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping people with substance abuse, substance use disorders and behavioral health issues through a full continuum of care. Cenikor proudly serves over 1,000 clients per week, offering prevention, short-term inpatient, long-term inpatient, ambulatory detox, inpatient detox, adult outpatient, adolescent inpatient, adolescent outpatient, and sober living programs throughout Texas and Louisiana. Cenikor Foundation is one of the oldest and most successful substance abuse treatment centers in the nation. Cenikor, now celebrating its 50th year of service, offers a continuum of care in Texas and Louisiana, dedicated to assisting people develop the skills needed to become responsible citizens free of substance abuse. For more information about Cenikor please visit www.cenikor.org or call 888-CENIKOR (236-4567).

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Media Contact:
Kari Schoeffler
Cenikor Foundation
AVP Marketing & Government Relations
713-266-9944 ext.3196
kschoeffler@cenikor.org

18
Jan

Press Release: Houston

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CENIKOR’S HOUSTON TREATMENT PROGRAM EXPANDS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY

 

(Houston, TX- January 18, 2017)  Cenikor Foundation (Cenikor) has expanded the capacity of its Houston (Deer Park) short-stay and detox program to meet the ever-growing demand for local substance abuse treatment services. Unfortunately, there is a significant treatment gap in the United States. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2013 an estimated 22.7 million Americans needed treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, but only about 2.5 million people (less than 10%) received treatment. Cenikor is dedicated to meeting the need with accredited programming, credentialed infrastructure, and clinical staff to support the population in need in Houston and the surrounding areas. This renovation grows the Houston facility from a 30-bed program to 64 beds for detox and short-stay services. Cenikor Houston offers multi-faceted programming that combines clinical care with personal and professional development, along with recreation and healthy leisure activities in the gym and fitness area, volley ball court, and swimming pool. Cenikor projects the increased bed capacity will allow service for an additional 650 – 800 individuals per year.

 

“With remodeling and building expansion, our Houston program is now able to serve more men and women desiring to stop using substances and to start a new life. We embrace the philosophy that treatment should include learning how to maintain sobriety while recovering from major life losses such as housing, employment, education, parenting and family relationships. When healing moves into every aspect of a person’s life, the reality of staying sober becomes real,” says Amy Hansen, Program Director of Houston’s short-stay and detox treatment center for Cenikor.

 

“The behavioral health industry is constantly evolving and sadly the substance use rates are continuously escalating,” says Dr. David Lee, Vice President of Cenikor Foundation. “We are dedicated to eliminating the barriers to treatment, be they financial, spatial, locational, or informational, to meet the needs of the next generation seeking a safe, supportive environment for treatment.” In many cases, private insurance providers include benefits for substance abuse treatment. The short-stay and detox program accepts most insurance, Medicaid, and self-pay. The treatment facility is able to serve a large population including those with co-occurring use disorders, and offers specialized female care. Cenikor offers State Funding for those clients who qualify.

 

Cenikor is a 50l(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to helping people with substance abuse and behavioral health issues through a full continuum of care. Cenikor proudly serves over 1,000 clients per week, offering prevention, short-term inpatient, long-term inpatient, ambulatory detox, inpatient detox, adult outpatient, adolescent inpatient, adolescent outpatient, and sober living programs throughout Texas and Louisiana. Cenikor Foundation is one of the oldest and most successful substance abuse treatment centers in the nation. Cenikor, now celebrating its 50th year of service, offers a continuum of care in Texas and Louisiana, dedicated to assisting people develop the skills needed to become responsible citizens free of substance abuse. For more information about Cenikor please visit www.cenikor.org or call 888-CENIKOR (236-4567).

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Media Contact: Kari Schoeffler
Cenikor Foundation
AVP Marketing & Government Relations
713-266-9944 ext.3196
kschoeffler@cenikor.org

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