Opioid use disorder most often begins with prescription painkillers, either prescribed by a doctor or diverted from a friend or family member. Opioid narcotics like oxycodone and hydrocodone are highly addictive. The former medication has made a lot of news in recent years owing to the litany of lawsuits...
Esther Montez, CADC-II, ICADC
Director of Business Development
Esther has been with Hemet Valley Recovery Center since 2008, having over 16 years of experience in the field of Chemical Dependency. She has a diverse background both clinically and administratively. Esther received a Certificate of Achievement in Addiction Studies at San Diego City College and has been a certified CADCII since 2002. Her counseling experience prepared her to work as the lead case manager for Mental Health Systems Parolee Partnership Program, a Program Manager for McAlister Institutes North Coastal Regional Recovery Center and Kiva Women and Children’s residential program in San Diego California. Esther’s extensive knowledge in Crisis Intervention has helped her motivate many individuals suffering from substance abuse issues take the first steps towards healing.