Submitted by Capital Recovery Center

Meta Hogan is a PATH Program Manager at Capital Recovery Center (CRC) in Olympia, and she believes there are no one-size-fits-all solutions for people struggling with opioid addiction. Serving both Thurston and Mason counties, CRC can assist anyone seeking opioid recovery. Sometimes this means helping them at CRC, other times it means referring them directly to in-patient treatment centers located throughout Washington State, depending on their recovery needs.

Hogan helps manage a relatively new program: CRC’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Program (STaR Program), a program developed in partnership with The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services – DSHS, to help prevent opioid overdoses and deaths. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Washington was among 12 states to receive this funding, which is part of the federal Opioid Initiative which focuses on improving opioid prescription practices, increasing the use of naloxone and helping more people access treatment for opioid use disorder.

“At Capital Recovery Center, we’ll work with anyone with a substance use disorder. Often, this involves defining what success looks like and helping clients navigate multiple barriers, such as homelessness or trouble accessing basic services.”

CRC’s STaR program is administered by PEER Certified Counselors. This means that the counselors have a background in substance abuse disorder and know first-hand the struggle their clients go through on the path to recovery.

Hogan says, “Often, our clients are the folks who have co-occurring mental health issues or are homeless as well as an opioid user. We excel at helping them navigate multiple barriers and provide ongoing support on their path to sobriety.”

To learn more, contact Meta Hogan at 360-357-2582 or

Featured photo credit: Amy Evans

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