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ODMH Announces Partnership with Medicaid; ODADAS Releases Gambling Survey Results

Posted on 10/5/2012 by in ODMH ODADAS Addiction Medicaid Gambling Foster Care Psychotropic Medication Hollywood Casino Problem Gambling

By Ashley González
ODMH Public Information Officer

It has been a busy couple of weeks at the Ohio departments of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and Mental Health. Last Tuesday, ODMH Director Tracy Plouck spoke at a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse to announce a new partnership between ODMH and the Ohio Department of Medical Assistance (Ohio Medicaid) aimed at improving the way that psychotropic medications, including anti-psychotics, are being prescribed to Ohio’s children. During the next three years, the state will invest $1 million to launch this new quality-improvement initiative.

Photo: ODMH Director Tracy Plouck, joined by Medicaid Director John McCarthy and Medicaid Medical Director Dr. Mary Applegate, speaks at the Sept. 25 press conference.

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Directors Hall, Plouck Celebrate Program that Helps Inmates Find Sanctuary from Addiction

Posted on 9/21/2012 by in ODMH ODADAS Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction OASIS Therapeutic Community Addiction Treatment

By Ashley González
ODMH Public Information Officer

“We need to bottle what you have here and spread it all over the state …,” ODADAS Director Orman Hall told attendees at the 20th anniversary celebration of the OASIS Men’s Therapeutic Community, which was held Sept. 10 at the Pickaway Correctional Institution.

The mission of the OASIS (Our Awareness of Self Increases Success) program, which is a partnership between ODADAS and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction and housed at PCI, is to help its participants break the cycle of addiction and crime.

Photo: ODMH Director Tracy Plouck and ODADAS Director Orman Hall join Gary Mohr (right), director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, for the 20th anniversary celebration of the OASIS Men's Therapeutic Community.

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