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Wheeler Receives National Honor

June 2, 2010
June 2, 2010 -- Karen Wheeler has been selected as one of only two National Treatment Network representatives by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. She’ll be honored at the annual national meeting on June 4.   The addictions program manager for the Oregon Health Authority, Wheeler’s spent the past 25 years working in the field of substance abuse addictions, beginning her career as an addictions counselor in Lane County.   “This award recognizes the leadership Karen has shown as an active member of the NTN, contributing her knowledge about exemplary programs in Oregon, attending meetings, participating in topic calls and responding to inquiries in great detail,” said Marcia Trick, a NASADAD research analyst.   NASADAD is a not-for-profit organization that works to promote effective and efficient state substance abuse service systems.