Entries by Natasha Ash

In the news! The Olympian publishes editorial by the Olympian Editorial Board, “Reducing the harm addiction does to addicts, their loved ones — and their community”

Published in the Olympian on December 15, 2019 “For many years now, we’ve known that addiction to opioids, including heroin, is a bona fide disease, a persistent mental illness that hijacks the brain in ways that are different from but no less profound than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Nonetheless, most people still judge people with […]

Capital Recovery Center’s Jim Morris to serve as Community Relations Liaison

Olympia, WA – Capital Recovery Center is pleased to announce that Jim Morris will serve in the role of Community Relations Liaison. The Community Relations Liaison works with appointed officials and the community-at-large to promote the services and programs offered by Capital Recovery Center. Morris has over 15 years’ experience analyzing state budgets and policies […]

In the News! U.S. News & World Report publishes story titled, “Washington Tackles Opioid Use Disorder in its Jails”

Originally published in U.S. News and World Report on October 25, 2019 “GARRETT LEONARD, 31, was in and out of jail in Washington from June 2017 through April 2019 for shoplifting charges. He says he was stealing to support his opioid addiction. During his six stays in jail, which ranged from about nine days to two months, Leonard […]

Capital Recovery Center Now Offers Justice Outreach

Many people who develop an Opioid Use Disorder come into contact with the criminal justice system before connecting to other health or social systems. According to research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institutes of Health U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this presents opportunities for intervention and treatment prior to, […]

Capital Recovery Center is Pleased to Welcome Isabelle Amundsen to the Role of IPS Job Developer

Research tells us that 60-70 percent of people with serious mental illness want to work. However, fewer than 15 percent of these individuals are employed. These figures are troublesome because having a job helps people manage their symptoms, rejoin their communities and decrease their reliance on the social service system. The good news is that […]

Group Attends Outing at Wolf Haven!

Recently, our participants attended an outing at Wolf Haven. Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary that has rescued and provided a lifetime home for 300 displaced, captive-born animals since 1982. Their mission is “To conserve and protect wolves and their habitat.” Learn more at https://wolfhaven.org/about-us/ Enjoy these videos from the outing!