Of people struggling with dual disorders, the majority - 55.8% - don't receive any treatment for either disorder. Mental illness is common amongst a population suffering from substance abuse and addiction. The relationship is so strong that many people believe the drugs play a causative role in the development of the mental illness.
For nearly seventeen years, Clem L. Richardson has been counseling people with addictions, and is trained in many different cultural therapy styles and uses various counseling techniques that meet the needs of the individual. As a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapist, Clem earned his undergraduate degree in Human Services from Upper Iowa University in 2004, in 2006 he earned an Associate Degree from Grace Theological Seminary; and has earned his Graduate degree from Concordia University as a Professional Counselor in 2008. Certified as a Clinical Substance Counselor, Mr. Richardson has been employed for the past 3 years at the Joshua Glover Center through Wisconsin Community Services working with returning citizens from State & Federal prison. He also is on the teaching staff at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC); where he instructs Group Counseling Skills to students. For 13 years, Mr. Richardson has facilitated classes at Project Return; which is a prison-entry support group program in Wisconsin.
Learn about the different kinds of treatments and services that Manna Behavioral Services provide to help people with substance use disorders
Clem is shown here with his wife during a conference that recognized his efforts and intiatives as CEO & Founder of Manna Behavioral Services Corp.