Brandon Whitten Institute for Addiction and Recovery

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What's happening at BWI?
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Is Substance Abuse Counseling the career for you?
 
ECU has degree options for both Bachelor's & Master's programs. Contact Janet Flowers, Assistant Professor/Addictions Program at 580-559-5481 or Holli Witherington, BWI Executive Director at 580-559-5815 to find out more!

 
Mission

The mission of BWI is to foster addiction prevention efforts and assist both campus and community individuals, groups and agencies with providing quality addiction and recovery services through education, collaboration and scholarship, while promoting the vision of East Central University.

Vision:

We envision a cohesive community response to addiction which promotes substance abuse prevention and ensures that all Oklahomans have access to an effective and respectful recovery-oriented system of care.

Values:

BWI maintains the following core values:

  • Diversity: BWI recognizes the importance of awareness, respect, and sensitivity to diversity in those we serve.
  • Compassion: BWI promotes concern for those affected by addiction issues and individuals/programs providing services; as well as having aspirations to assist in improving quality of care.
  • Empowerment: BWI endeavors to empower students, helping professionals and collaborators in providing current, applicable, and effective methods of addiction treatment, prevention, and outreach.
  • Excellence: With the assistance of East Central University, BWI aims to provide exemplar education, collaboration, and scholarship efforts through a focus on contemporary and relevant research, continued education, and learning tasks.
  • Community Collaboration: By working together, we can make a difference, and reduce substance abuse and addiction in our students, our community, and our state

Contact Our Offices

Horace Mann Room 109
Executive Director Holli Witherington: 580-559-5815 
Student Coordinator Desk: 580-559-5720
BWI Office Fax #: 580-559-5922
Email: bwinstitute@ecok.edu