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Certified Recovery Specialist

Meet Donnie

Donald Wydeen practices at The Wright Center for Community Health Mid Valley Practice in the Center of Excellence Program. Blending specialized training and personal experience, he aims to develop relationships with his patients and help them focus on their path to recovery. 

Years at The Wright Center


Years Sober


Years of Experience


Volunteer Organizations


Donnie has over 15 years of experience in addiction services, having worked with organizations including the Geisinger Marworth Treatment Center, Scranton Advocacy Alliance and Scranton Counselling Center. He also has volunteered his time with the 12 Step Program, Clothes Line for Men, Meals on Wheels and AseraCare Hospice. Donnie completed his Certified Peer Specialist training in 2014 and his Certified Recovery Specialist training in 2016. Sober for over 30 years, Donnie understands first-hand that addiction does not discriminate and now is dedicated to breaking the stigma and becoming “the face of recovery.” When working with patients, he provides support and encouragement so they can reach their goals on the road to recovery. Overall he says his goal is to “develop a relationship with people so they can call and talk to me anytime.” Donnie also volunteers with local organizations and speaks at events across the region, delivering a message of hope to those struggling with addiction. Heis currently accepting patients of all ages.

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