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CMH Addiction Recovery Program receives $50,000 grant

The Citizens Memorial Hospital Addiction Recovery Program was awarded a 12-month, $50,000 reentry grant from the Missouri Department of Corrections.

This program, which runs July 2020 - June 30, 2021, covers all substance use disorders treatment costs for those in probation and parole across southwest and central Missouri and includes office visits, lab costs, medication costs and counseling for uninsured individuals in probation and parole.

The CMH Addiction Recovery Program assists in opiate and alcohol recovery by offering a highly specialized substance abuse outpatient treatment program, which is designed to lead patients to physical and psychosocial wellness. Services include medicated-assisted treatment, individual counseling, behavioral therapies and community or church-based spiritual support.

The addiction recovery program is coordinated by Kurt Bravata, M.D., FACC, medical director and Kelly Watson, FNP-BC. Dr. Bravata is a family medicine and addiction specialist with CMH. He is board certified by the American Board of Preventative Medicine in the subspecialty of Addiction Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is also board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Watson is a board certified family nurse practitioner with more than 30 years of experience. She has a background in traditional and alternative pain management protocols and is trained in intervention, treatment and management of substance use disorders.

The CMH Addiction Recovery Program is located at CMH Southside Medical Center-Behavioral Health, 1120 S. Springfield Ave., Bolivar, with outreach services at El Dorado Springs Medical Center, 322 E. Hospital Road, El Dorado Springs.

More information about the CMH Addiction Recovery Program is available at To make an appointment, call 417-326-7840.

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