Ohio Detox Staff

Every member of our staff is passionate about treatment and creating connections between patients in order to deliver the highest quality care each individual. Each staff member brings a combination of education, training, professional certifications and hands-on experience.

Many of our staff members are in recovery themselves, and are excited to share the fulfillment they have found with you. We are real people in recovery, we have walked the path you are embarking on, and we are excited to support you at every step on the path to long term recovery.

Matt Bell

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operations Officer - Midwest Region

What is your passion?

My three biggest loves are my family, my job, and of course some entertainment! My beautiful fiancée, Monica, my 7-year-old son, Jackson, and our two puppies mean the world to me. Our fun and entertainment comes from simply being together, but I also enjoy traveling, delicious food, and my motorcycle. Team Recovery, my non-profit that I co-founded in 2015, is also a huge part of my life. It is a volunteer organization that focuses on prevention, treatment linkage, and family support.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The best part of my job is seeing families heal as their addicted loved one recovers is one of the most rewarding things I get to see in this field. Watching people change is truly a blessing… to first meet them only “existing” and watch them successfully graduate “living.” They now have the ability and responsibility to help someone else who is still suffering. Working together as a cohesive unit to achieve a goal is something that has always meant so much to me, and we get to do it every single day in an effort to make peoples’ lives better.

Josh Dressel

Chief Operating Officer

What drew you into the field?

I am in recovery myself. I was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, and I returned to Toledo late in my 20's. I was in detox with Matt Bell, and we got involved with Team Recovery shortly afterwards. I jumped headfirst into sobriety and recovery, and the progress I have seen at both Midwest facilities and with Team Recovery keeps me coming back every day, eager to do more and help more people.

What makes Ohio Detox Center stand out?

The difference between Ohio Detox and a lot of other facilities is our abstinence-based program. We believe abstinence and participation in a recovery support system, like the 12-step model, will provide results. The other thing that stands out about our facility is our philosophy to help everyone that calls us find the right resources. We do not tell anyone no, if we can not accommodate them we will try our hardest to find a place for them with another facility or organization.

What is the most significant part of treatment?

Success in recovery is very much about accountability. Every individual is responsible for holding themselves accountable, but we also make sure that they know that we expect them to be held accountable to us as well.

Ashley Lowry, LSW

Primary Therapist

What drew you to work in this field?

I am passionate about helping others and I have seen first hand the way our communities, families , and individuals have been effected by the disease of alcoholism and addiction

What makes Ohio Detox stand out?

What’s most special about our agency is our holistic perspective towards care; the use of therapy, chiropractic care, massage, essential oils, animals, and yoga! We believe in healing the mind body and soul in order to empower our clients towards recovery.

What part of treatment is most significant to you?

The most significant part of treatment is compassion and care from staff, and Ohio Detox has it. Without connection, chance of recovery is sparse. One of the things that drew me to work at Ohio Detox was the passion to help others I saw burning inside of the staff. Everyday we see clients break down their barriers, learn about themselves and their disease, and make strides towards a better and healthier self .

Melissa Malinowski, CDCA

Intake Coordinator

What drew you into this field?

I was interested in working in the substance abuse field after struggling with my own addiction. I recognized the need for treatment providers to understand their clients from my own experience receiving treatment services. Being able to relate to one another is part of the bigger picture in the recovering community. It is my belief that the earlier our clients are exposed to this way of thinking, the better their chances are at building a strong sober support network and creating meaningful relationships.

What is the most rewarding part of your work?

The most rewarding part of my job is seeing a change take place in the individuals. Being an Intake Coordinator I get one of the first glimpses into our clients lives and backgrounds. As most who suffer from substance use, clients come in isolated, full of fear and unsure of the future. Over time these individuals shed those layers of fear and insecurity and evolve into hopeful, radiant people who feel as one in the recovering community.

What makes Ohio Detox Center stand out?

It boils down to 3 key components. Team mentality, compassion and exuberance.

Tina Egan, CDCA

Lead Behavioral Health Technician

What drew you into working in this field?

Since I was a kid I always wanted to work in a field that would make a difference in my community. I just didn’t know what that looked like for me. After getting sober myself, I looked back and realized how many people I didn’t even know helped me find my self-worth again. I knew I wanted to help make a difference in others' lives like so many people have made in mine.

What is the most meaningful part of your job?

The most meaningful part of my job would have to be all of it. At the end of the day these are just people who have lost their way at some point in life. If us as a company can help just one of them see the light at the end of the tunnel it’s a good day.

What makes Ohio Detox stand out?

I think what makes Ohio Detox stand out as a facility are the people who work here. Over half of the staff is in recovery and have been at the same point in life as the clients who come through are doors on day one. The compassion that the staff has towards the clients is such a beautiful thing you can’t put it into words.

What it means to be an Amatus Managed Recovery Center

  • Person First Philosophy

    Our mission is to get you in the best facility that will allow you to heal and find long term recovery. Whether you enter one of our facilities or another facility, we will help everyone who contacts us find the appropriate place for them to heal.

  • National Footprint, Community Focus

    Our nationwide network of treatment centers and referral partners allows us to make an impact in multiple communities. We want every individual to thrive, and become a positive force in your community. We desire to help people and communities recover.

  • Facility and Treatment

    We are committed to providing the highest level of care, delivered in cutting-edge facilities designed to support your recovery. Every individual gets an individualized treatment plan, with the highest-level of care standards and quality.

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