Our dedicated team members and culture of excellence make a difference in the lives of our patients. Our addiction treatment staff bring experience, education, and compassion to everything we do. We create personalized treatment plans that incorporate a variety of disciples and therapeutic modalities in order to meet the needs of each of our patients.
We’re excited to help the members of our community find healing. In Youngstown and beyond, we want to see individuals and families heal from the effects of addiction.
Director of Nursing
Where did you grow up?
“I grew up and have lived in the Youngstown, Ohio area my entire life.”
Where did you go to school? Collegiate degree? What was your focus of study?
“I attended Youngstown State University and graduated with a Nursing degree from Mercy College of Ohio.”
What is your passion for working in the treatment field?
“Most everyone has had addiction affect their lives in one way or another, whether it be their own or that of family members and friends. Working in the treatment field enables you to really see the difference your work can make in the lives of so many people.”
What do you do for your job?
“As the Director of Nursing, I supervise the nursing staff of both the detox and residential areas at our facility. I am responsible for building a strong, cohesive team that works well with one another and is there for our patients every step of the way.”
What is your favorite part of your job?
“My favorite part of the job is exercising my passion for helping people, and seeing people get their lives back.”
What do you think sets Amatus apart from other treatment centers?
“Amatus displays a real passion for helping people and provides care that is second to none.”
Justin Joseph Ochmanek
I am the Executive Director of Midwest Center at Youngstown. I help our team grow so that we can provide clients the best care in the area. I work on developing and expanding our brand to all areas of Youngstown. I also work with leadership to make sure client care is at a premium, and manage overall facility upkeep.
My passion for working in the addiction treatment field is to give back to clients like me. I was addicted to heroin, crack-cocaine, and alcohol for 14 and a half years. I was constantly in and out of jail and never able to stay sober, until I did on June 10th, 2015. I found recovery through treatment. I wanted to help others like me overcome their addictions, see that life can be better, and realize that there is no reason to stay hopeless. In these past six years, I have turned my life around from homelessness to success and happiness.
I have a passion and drive to help every client who enters our care, no matter if it’s the first or the fifth time. I understand each and every client’s situation, and am never too busy to have a conversation. My goal is to take away as much pain as possible for every individual that enters our facilities, hoping they never have to go back to what got them through our doors in the first place. I never forget where I came from, and never look down on another individual struggling.
My favorite part of the job is seeing clients who come in broken and hopeless start to show signs of life and hope while in our care. The turnaround you see in a client from detox to completion of our 30-day inpatient program is very rewarding. I also love seeing staff grow, as individuals and in their careers.
What sets Midwest Centers apart from other treatment centers is the culture, the cleanliness of our facilities, and the relatability between clients and staff. Many staff are recovering addicts themselves and understand what clients are going through. This is not the same at other facilities. The overall love and caring that we have for the clients—and each other—make us stand out.
Justin Joseph Ochmanek is the Executive Director of Midwest Centers Youngstown. He grew upin Toledo, OH.