Ep. 85 – How a Phone Service Acts Fast to Help Those in Need: Nick Bianco, WRC

Greg interviews Nick Bianco, the champion of Wadsworth Recovery Connection (WRC) in the City of Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. As a recovering addict, Nick is deeply committed to helping others suffering from substance abuse regain their lives. He is responsible for bringing WRC to Summit County. WRC is a phone-based service within the Wadsworth, Ohio area, connecting those that need help with the appropriate resources and support they need. Nick shares the story of his past struggles with substance use disorder and his passion for helping others.

Greg asks Nick how the WRC program helps those suffering from substance abuse. After struggling while on waiting lists for detox himself, Nick decided there needed to be a better way to get people into treatment and detox. He says time is of the essence, if you make them wait too long, you’ll lose them. Any wait time can be very problematic. Nick goes on to explain how WRC acts quickly to usher those reaching out into detox programs. “A lot of people call in one time and we never hear back from them,” says Nick. “There’s no off switch…If you’re struggling, you need help and time is of the essence. You can reach out to us 24 hours a day.”

Listen to the podcast to discover how Nick found long-term recovery and provides a vital link to start down the road to recovery for others in the community.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, the WRC team can be reached at 330-334-5026.


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  1. Fred G Di Marco April 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    My heartfelt thanks to Nick Bianco for having the compassion to help his fellow man. And most importantly his personal victory over this disease/scourge. Stories of recovery are so important to give hope to others.

  2. Jaime Bauer April 11, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Nick, The buddy, the one that inspired you to come home from Crossroads, is he in Recovery today? How is he?
    Very inspirational. I can relate to all of it. Good job articulating what it’s like for addicts.
    Also, where would I send a donation? WRC?

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