Houston, May 4 – Cenikor today announces that Four Winds Recovery Center in Farmington, New Mexico has joined the Cenikor family of recovery treatment centers as Cenikor Farmington. Associated with this strategic partnership, Cenikor is pleased to announce the introduction of new programs to the community.
“Our union will ensure expansion of Cenikor’s continuum of care in Farmington and the surrounding communities,” said Bill Bailey, President and CEO of Cenikor. “We appreciate the support from the community and surrounding communities as Cenikor Farmington enters this next chapter.”
Four Winds Recovery Center, a social detox residential treatment facility, opened its doors in 1978. Over the years, the facility provided services to the broad community, including the surrounding Native American populations. Cenikor will continue the current services that have been provided and will be introducing medically supportive withdrawal management, ASAM level 3.7 as well. This and other future programs will increase the access capability for more individuals who are seeking treatment services.
“A majority of the population that is currently treated at the facility are Native Americans,” noted Jolene Schneider, Facility Director of Cenikor Farmington. “We anticipate that this partnership will create more opportunities for treatment and access for a community that needs it.”
Currently, over 60% of the clients that are presently being served are Native American, primarily Navajo. To ensure that the local population is accommodated, much of the staff speak Navajo. Cenikor understands the legacy that Four Winds Recovery Center has provided and will provide culturally sensitive treatment programs to the Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah Native American populations.
“The facility joining the Cenikor family of non-profit programs with the Cenikor family will bring tremendous benefits to San Juan County and New Mexico,” commented Susan Hodgman, former board member of Four Winds. “The new programs that we will see will provide greater access to a much-needed population.”
Included in the announcement is news that Dr. Eric Ketcham is going to be joining Cenikor as the Medical Director for the Farmington treatment facility. He has decades year of experience in New Mexico treating substance use disorders. Over the years, Dr. Ketcham has been called to Washington D.C. to brief the United States Congress about the opioid pandemic.
On May 2nd, the Cenikor Farmington facility received a blessing from a local traditional healer from the Navajo Nation, and at a separate ceremony, received a blessing from The Episcopal Church in Navajoland as it entered the Cenikor family. Later in the month, on May 17th, Cenikor will be hosting a public ribbon cutting and grand opening event at its facility, more details of this event will be coming soon. For any questions about the event, please contact Cenikor’s Legislative Affairs and Media Relations Manager, Michael Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 713-341-5916 ext. 3041.