Scott Hesseltine – Vice President of Addiction Services

Expertise in:
  • Addiction and Recovery
  • Substance Use and Mental Health
  • Co-occurring Disorders


Scott Hesseltine is Vice President of Addiction Services and Prevention divisions of Centerstone in Kentucky. As Vice President of Addiction Services, Scott has initiated successful growth with the Addiction Services division of Centerstone in Kentucky by implementing “RO-MAT,” or Recovery-Oriented Medication Assisted Treatment, which links the traditional 12-step model with medication assisted treatment and a focus on recovery. Due to Scott’s expertise in the field of addiction treatment, he has been appointed to lead the implementation of several regional pilots, ranging from creating linkages between emergency departments and addiction treatment, creating reverse co-located integrated health clinics to scaling programs for pregnant and parenting women seeking to overcome addiction.

Prior to joining Centerstone in 2015, Scott served as the Director of Clinical Support and Operations of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. While at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, he led the efforts to design clinical practice protocols, organization wide clinical training, and program implementation for the Comprehensive Opioid Response with Twelve Steps (COR-12) program.

Scott possesses a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a healthcare focus from the University of St. Thomas. Scott is also a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the State of Kentucky (LCADC), Board Certified Addictions Counselor with the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, and holds Licensure as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (LADC).  Scott is also a member of the Operations Leadership Team (OLT) of Centerstone in Kentucky and he is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), and the Kentucky Association for Addiction Professionals.  Scott is a highly motivated and results-oriented leader within the addiction treatment field. He has a proven track record of delivering excellent patient care, facility and program management, financial and budgetary oversight and providing innovative clinical and business solutions as demonstrated through positions of increasing responsibility over his career.

In the News

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