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Times Union Online on 8/7/2020 by David Slone,
AUBURN – Two men from Kosciusko County, who have battled their own drug addictions, are part of a first-for-northeast Indiana detox treatment center in Auburn.
Mickey Ashpole, a Wawasee High School graduate, is the co-founder and executive director of Allendale Treatment. Tommy Streeter, a Warsaw Community High School graduate, is the community outreach coordinator with Fort Wayne Recovery, the team behind Allendale Treatment. Both men attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the new facility at 5419 CR 427, Auburn.
Starting off Friday’s ceremony, Ashpole said, “This is something that we’ve been trying to do for several years now and it just took the right blend of people to make it come together.”
After Ashpole recognized those people, Mary Martin, the regional director for Indiana Sen. Mike Braun’s office, spoke on the senator’s behalf.
“As a member of the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, the senator knows the importance of combatting addiction. Indiana is one of the hardest-hit states in terms of opioid addiction. We must all do our part to save Hoosiers’ lives. Thank you for taking this decisive action in pursuit of this goal,” she said.