Nicole Bixler, LSW, LCADC, has over eight years of experience in the substance use treatment field working with adolescents and adults. Nicole is a graduate of Stockton University’s Masters in Social Work Program and is a Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Nicole has experience working with adolescents who are involved with gang activity as well as adults in a residential and detoxification setting.
Nicole has experience working in a pharmacotherapy setting as a therapist and Clinical Supervisor in a methadone program. Nicole has enhanced programs in a medication assisted recovery program including groups focused on patients who continue to struggle with polysubstance use as well as enhancing an educational program for pregnant patients on methadone maintenance . She has a deep understanding of the impact of stigma and discrimination towards people who use drugs, and Nicole strives to educate patients on their rights in the community as well as their rights when seeking treatment.
Nicole has extensive knowledge of the harm reduction approach as well as overdose prevention and reversal training. Nicole works directly with individuals experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, providing outreach including overdose prevention education and reversals, distribution of Naloxone and harm reduction supplies and advocating for treatment options through her personal non-profit organization.