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2012 Friend of Recovery local awardees named

| October 13, 2012

Pictured from left are Tyra Hixon, LISW-S, Clinical Director of CBHC, John Turley and Crystal Kiser, Coshocton County 2012 Friend of Recovery award recipients, and Beth Cormack, Executive Director of CBHC. Photo contributed to The Beacon

COSHOCTON – Ten recipients in a six-county region were honored by receiving the 2012 Friend of Recovery award in Muskingum County on Wednesday, Sept. 26. Two Coshocton County residents were among the honorees, acknowledging their work in support and encouragement of recovery of mental health and/or addiction disorders.

Crystal Kiser, social worker at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, was acknowledged for her service as a liaison between the hospital and local drug council and mental health entities, making the referrals more comfortable and inviting to the patient.

Kiser has served on the Coshocton County Suicide Prevention Coalition since its inception and continues to serve on that committee to help change lives. She has a sincere commitment to reach those in the community who are struggling and give them hope and a plan of action. She resides in Coshocton with her husband, Matt and their two children.

The second local award went to John Turley, human services student at COTC. Turley has been instrumental in helping others find recovery by his selflessness to reach out to others who are struggling to find a new life in recovery. Turley has been on COTC’s President’s List for the past three quarters and is currently interning at Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices.

The awardees were nominated by local Coshocton County residents for their tireless commitment to those who are in search of recovery. This award is sponsored by the Mental Health & Recovery Services Board, serving Coshocton, Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble and Perry counties. Local providers of this board include Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices, Coshocton Counseling Center and Thompkins Child and Adolescent Services of Coshocton.


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