Martin Russo practices at The Wright Center for Community Health Mid Valley Practice Center of Excellence (COE) program. As a Certified Recovery Specialist, he combines his own experience with addiction and specialized training to work alongside patients during their journey to recovery. Along with offering peer support, Martin guides patients through the process of receiving mandatory physical and mental evaluation and behavioral health counselling. He also encourages them to seek help with pain management and connects them with other support groups and programs. Having beaten nearly two decades addiction to pain-killing opiates in 2010, Martin is determined to make the journey easier for those hoping to overcome addiction. He says, “I share a lot of my experiences with them and give them the hope that yes, you too can get through this.” Martin is currently accepting patience of all ages.