Prescription opioids are not to be taken lightly. Drugs like OxyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin are prescribed at unbelievably high rates, even amid an opioid addiction epidemic. While such drugs can alleviate pain, they are highly addictive and can dramatically alter the course of one's life. Last week, we shared the...
Benjamin Wahl, CADC-II, ASW
Benjamin Wahl, CADC-II, ASW, has been with our clinical team since 2010. His tenure here at Hemet Valley Recovery Center began as an Intern, to House Manager, to then Chemical Dependency Counselor/Case Manager, then to Lead Counselor for the Detoxification and Partial Hospitalization levels of care. After that he advanced our Family Program as Family Services Coordinator, moving on to becoming Manager of Counseling Services, and is now our Program Manager. He is both a CADC II and an ASW, who has earned his Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology & Social Service with certification in Gerontology, Associate’s degrees in Social Behavioral Studies and in Alcohol and Drug Studies, Certification for Counseling with Co-occurring Disorders. In this profession he has had the pleasure to work extensively with the chemically dependent from young adult through older adult populations. He has provided counsel for both those suffering from addiction and for their loved ones who have been impacted by this disease.