[MARCH, 5 2018] – WellStone Cullman recently announced it will temporarily waive all fees associated with outpatient treatment for addiction and substance abuse conditions. Services are offered through WellStone’s New Horizons Recovery Center, which provides counseling and treatment for adults facing substance use disorders. Patients must reside within Cullman County to access the free services. WellStone expects to offer free services through the end of 2018.

Chief Operating Officer Chris Van Dyke shares, “We actively collaborate and engage with Cullman community leaders, health organizations and law enforcement to respond to the needs of the local community. We took feedback from recent meetings and developed this program to specifically serve the residents of Cullman County.” WellStone program managers and leadership frequently attend community meetings to stay informed of local community needs. Local issues, coupled with national headlines surrounding the opioid crisis, fueled the launch of this program.

Van Dyke continued, “Our goal is to remove any barriers that individuals face when seeking treatment for addiction. WellStone is North Alabama’s largest behavioral healthcare provider, and our goal is to make our services accessible for everyone. All too often, those facing addiction don’t know where to begin the recovery process. We want the Cullman community to start their journey with WellStone.”

Tommie Sanders, AADC, LPC serves as the Substance Abuse and Prevention Coordinator for WellStone Cullman. She shares, “I see how the opioid crisis affects our local community every day. I’m grateful we can make the journey towards recovery accessible for everyone. If money was an obstacle to seeking treatment, we have removed that barrier. WellStone is here to help those who need us the most.”

Under this program, WellStone Cullman will provide free access to outpatient treatment for addiction and substance abuse conditions. However, the program does not include any psychiatric or other services that a patient may be referred to receive. To access services, Cullman County residents should call New Horizons Recovery Center – Cullman to complete a telephone screening and begin treatment.

New Horizons Recovery Center – Cullman
1909 Commerce Avenue Cullman, AL 35055
Phone: 256.255.1020


About Wellstone Inc.: WellStone Inc. is a non-profit community organization that provides mental health and substance abuse services supporting the integrated health of the whole person. WellStone operates 12 facilities throughout North Alabama and Cullman. WellStone is certified through the Alabama Department of Mental Health. WellStone offers programs for children, adolescents, adults, substance abuse, school-based outreach, community services and more. For more information, visit www.wellstone.com. Additional media inquiries can be directed to Kallie Butler by emailing pr@wellstone.com or by calling (256)705-6301.