[AUGUST 28, 2018] – WellStone is making substance abuse and addiction treatment more accessible to the residents of Morgan County with a free service program. WellStone’s New Horizons Recovery Center will waive the initial assessment fee for outpatient treatment for addiction and substance abuse conditions for patients who are residents of Morgan County, Alabama. New Horizons Recovery Center, which provides counseling and treatment for adults facing substance use disorders. Patients must reside within Morgan County to access the free services. WellStone will waive this fee through the month of September.  Services will be provided by WellStone’s Decatur office.

Adult Substance Abuse Director Lucy Douglas shares, “WellStone plays an important role in serving the residents of Morgan County and the surrounding area. As a non-profit organization, we offer services on a sliding fee scale in order to make addiction treatment accessible to everyone.”  Douglas added, “WellStone collaborates with the judicial system, healthcare stakeholders and law enforcement on a regular basis. We are fully engaged in public affairs in Decatur and throughout Morgan County. We know that Morgan County residents need access to our services, and it is our duty to help them start the path towards recovery.”

Douglas continued, “All too often, the hardest part of recovery is getting started. It is our hope that offering free initial assessments removes financial barriers for more people. We don’t want cost to stand in the way of recovery. We want more people to say ‘now is the time, and WellStone is the place for me.’”

WellStone Counselor Lauren Hubert, MS, ALC serves clients in Decatur and Morgan County. She shares, “September is Recovery Awareness Month, which is a great time to make this announcement. But, any time is right to start this journey. The opioid crisis affects all of North Alabama. We want everyone to know that it’s okay to ask for help. We guarantee a judgement-free environment. We are ready to walk alongside you on your recovery journey.”

Under this program, WellStone Decatur will provide a free initial assessment for outpatient substance abuse and addiction treatment programs. However, the program does not include any psychiatric or other services that a patient may be referred to receive. To access services, Morgan County residents should call New Horizons Recovery Center at 256.705.6444 in order to complete a telephone screening and begin treatment.

New Horizons Recovery Center – Decatur
801 Church Street Ste. C10
Office Phone: 256.867.2755


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 the Communications Office by emailing pr@wellstone.com or by calling (256) 705-6301.