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HOPE

NCWR is committed to providing the ANSWERS to beat addiction, ACCESS for those who need it most and HOPE moving forward.

VISION and MISSION

Our vision is to eliminate addiction through research and excellence in patient care.

Our mission is to inspire hope and to develop innovative, science-driven treatment interventions to improve the lives of those afflicted by pain and substance use disorders.

Legacy Plaza is home to the NCWR Addiction Recovery Clinic as well as family practice and behavioral health services through OSU Medicine.

James Hess, Ed.D. | Chief Executive Officer

James D. Hess, Ed.D. currently serves as CEO of NCWR in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is also the chair and director of the OSU School of Healthcare Administration, professor of Family Medicine and Healthcare Administration and a Riata Faculty Fellow in the School of Entrepreneurship. Hess has performed extensive research focused on emotional intelligence, problem solving, innovation and conflict management, and has been published in numerous publications. He believes addiction affects almost every family in one way or another. “When we restore a patient to wellness, we also have the opportunity to restore a family and relationships. I can think of no higher calling than the restoration of a family,” shares Hess.

Latest news

Posted 01/21/2022

Oklahoma State University A&M Board of Regents Approves Appointment of CEO for the National Center for Wellness and Recovery 

Stillwater, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2022) – The Oklahoma State University A&M Board of Regents today approve...

Posted 11/03/2021

Free Virtual Addiction Support Program Helps Families Navigate the Holiday Season

Tulsa, Okla. (Nov. 3, 2021) — While the holiday season brings joy and togetherness for many, those s...

Posted 10/11/2021

NCWR Receives Landmark Grant for Phase II HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 11, 2021) — Oklahoma State University and the National Center for Wellness and Re...

Posted 10/05/2021

The National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment Foundation’s Board of Trustees Adopts Operating and Investment Policies

Tulsa, Okla. (October 5, 2021) — The Board of Trustees of the National Center for Addiction Studies ...

Posted 09/01/2021

Virtual Conference Provides Addiction Answers for Providers in Oklahoma and Beyond

Tulsa, Okla. (Sept. 1, 2021) — This year’s National Center for Wellness & Recovery Addiction Medicin...

Posted 07/14/2021

OSU Medicine celebrates opening of Hardesty Center for Clinical Research and Neuroscience

Tulsa, Okla. (July 14, 2021) — OSU Center for Health Sciences and the National Center for Wellness a...

Posted 11/30/2020

ECO Partnership with NCWR Provides Hope to Rural Communities

Tulsa, Okla. (Nov. 30, 2020) — “Everyone knows everyone in a small town and patients are uncomfortab...

Posted 10/26/2020

Hardesty Family Foundation donates $2 million to OSU for creation of new research center in Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 26, 2020) — With a $2 million gift, The Hardesty Family Foundation has made a com...

Posted 09/09/2020

Molecular Research the Foundation of New Non-Addictive Pain Treatments

Tulsa, Okla. (Sept. 22, 2020) — Through molecular research, scientists at the National Center for We...

Posted 01/21/2022

Oklahoma State University A&M Board of Regents Approves Appointment of CEO for the National Center for Wellness and Recovery 

Stillwater, Okla. (Jan. 21, 2022) – The Oklahoma State University A&M Board of Regents today approve...

Posted 11/03/2021

Free Virtual Addiction Support Program Helps Families Navigate the Holiday Season

Tulsa, Okla. (Nov. 3, 2021) — While the holiday season brings joy and togetherness for many, those s...

Posted 10/11/2021

NCWR Receives Landmark Grant for Phase II HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study

TULSA, Okla. (Oct. 11, 2021) — Oklahoma State University and the National Center for Wellness and Re...

Posted 10/05/2021

The National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment Foundation’s Board of Trustees Adopts Operating and Investment Policies

Tulsa, Okla. (October 5, 2021) — The Board of Trustees of the National Center for Addiction Studies ...

Posted 09/01/2021

Virtual Conference Provides Addiction Answers for Providers in Oklahoma and Beyond

Tulsa, Okla. (Sept. 1, 2021) — This year’s National Center for Wellness & Recovery Addiction Medicin...

Posted 07/14/2021

OSU Medicine celebrates opening of Hardesty Center for Clinical Research and Neuroscience

Tulsa, Okla. (July 14, 2021) — OSU Center for Health Sciences and the National Center for Wellness a...

Posted 11/30/2020

ECO Partnership with NCWR Provides Hope to Rural Communities

Tulsa, Okla. (Nov. 30, 2020) — “Everyone knows everyone in a small town and patients are uncomfortab...

Posted 10/26/2020

Hardesty Family Foundation donates $2 million to OSU for creation of new research center in Tulsa

Tulsa, Okla. (Oct. 26, 2020) — With a $2 million gift, The Hardesty Family Foundation has made a com...

Posted 09/09/2020

Molecular Research the Foundation of New Non-Addictive Pain Treatments

Tulsa, Okla. (Sept. 22, 2020) — Through molecular research, scientists at the National Center for We...

OSU Medicine

Clinical and academic excellence with a heart for rural medicine.

OSU Medicine is proud to be the medical home of the National Center for Wellness and Recovery. With more than 100 clinic sites across Oklahoma as well as leading-edge telemedicine technologies, OSU Medicine is a premier healthcare provider whose passion for rural communities is part of its mission. From its Tulsa, Oklahoma campus, OSU Medicine teaches the next generation of caring physicians at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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