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Transition and Recovery During COVID and Beyond: Betsy Anderson of Serenity Grove

On the latest episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan turns over the interview mic to the show's Spring 2021 college intern, Ohio University student Claire McGee, who talks with Betsy Anderson, Executive Director of Serenity Grove, a not-for-profit level II transitional recovery home in Athens, Ohio. Under the direction of Women for Recovery, Serenity Grove provides a safe, transitional environment in which women struggling with addiction can develop skills for independent, sober living. In their conversation, Claire and Betsy address the stigma surrounding substance use disorders, gender inclusivity, and how addiction and recovery have changed during the pandemic.

Follow Serenity Grove on Facebook (@women4recovery) to stay up to date on future fundraisers and events, and read some local publications on their work, The Post’s “Never Too Late,” and Backdrop Magazine’s “Serenity Grove Provides a Healing Space for Women with Addiction.” Listen to WOUB Athens The Kindness Podcast’s coverage on Women for Recovery and Serenity Grove here.


Episode hosted by Claire McGee and Dan Skinner. Produced by Dan Skinner with production and editorial support byClarie McGee.

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Dr. Dan Skinner is Associate Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at Ohio University, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, on the Dublin, Ohio campus. He earned his Ph.D. in political science from the City University of New York. Skinner teaches and researches about, as well as advocates for increased access to health care, especially for underserved populations, as well as various aspects of social determinants that affect the health of communities, in Ohio and beyond.