Celebrate the Supporters! March is National Social Work Month.

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At Workit Health, we believe it takes a village to recover from addiction. A big part of our village is made up of social workers.

March is National Social Work Month, the perfect time to salute social workers for their tireless effort at empowering and elevating the people around them.

What is social work, you may be wondering? Social work is a broad term which includes a variety of professionals that support people. This can look like counseling, education, or connection to resources.

At Workit Health, social workers help our clients stay motivated on their paths to recovery. Meet some of the Workit team fearlessly advocating to empower our members:

Brooke Houser, LLMSW

Head of Care Management

Workit Health is truly revolutionizing addiction care. I have never seen a company more dedicated to serving their members. It is an honor to work with Workit members and lead the coaching team.

— Brooke

Brooke is a coach and Head of Care Management at Workit Health. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and continued on to receive her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. What is Brooke passionate about? She loves spending time with her pup and cooking delicious food, but she’s most passionate about Workit’s mission. She loves to help people struggling with addiction and eating disorders, and believes Workit’s human-centered design works in perfect coordination with the real people at the center of Workit’s program.

Quick Facts:

  1. Speciality: Interpersonal Practice and Mental Health

  2. Education: UCLA, University of Michigan

  3. Years at Workit Health: 2


  1. Harm Reduction

  2. Positive Psychology

  3. Accessible treatment options like telemedicine

What Workit Members are saying:

“Brooke is my counselor, and is always there whenever I need someone to talk to. It feels good to be able to share my experiences and talk about all of my issues, and know that I will NOT be judged. ”

— Workit Clinic Member, Michigan

Samantha Panek, LLMSW

Recovery Coach

Every Workit member is extraordinary and a warrior in their own way. Each day I experience gratitude in my heart to be a part of this wonderful company!

— Samantha P

Samantha comes to Workit with seven years experience working in the addiction treatment field. She thrives by making an impact, and has previously focused on crisis response and inpatient intake. Samantha received her bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University in 2012 and continued on to earn her master’s degree from Wayne State University in 2017. She is passionate about providing hope to those who need it, and acting as a nonjudgmental source of support for her clients.

Quick Facts:

  1. Specialty: Clinical & Interpersonal practice, Substance use disorders

  2. Education: Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University

  3. Years of addiction experience: 7


  1. Holistic healing methods, Recovery through multiple pathways

  2. Group therapy

  3. Community outreach and empowerment

What Workit Members are saying:

“I am glad I am in Workit’s program and that Samantha is my coach. She’s awesome. I have not done this good for a long time, I really appreciate you being there for me, thanks Samantha.”

— Workit Clinic Member, Michigan

Sherrie Rager, PhD, CADC II

Recovery Coach

Addiction is not who you are but something you must overcome. I feel it’s important to remember there is not one way to recovery. Whether it be abstinence, harm reduction, or medically assisted treatment, I want to meet people where they are. 

— Sherrie

Sherrie has degrees in social work, counseling, and psychology. Her passion for online counseling made her a perfect fit for Workit Health’s innovative addiction care program. Sherrie has been a professional in the addiction field for over 25 years, and she is passionate about meeting Workit members where they are. She’s honored to be a part of each individual’s path to recovery, and strives to help people in whatever way works best for them. In her free time, Sherrie enjoys spending time with her family, including her best friend, her dog Lilly.

Quick Facts:

  1. Specialty: Addiction medicine

  2. Education: Pacific University, St Mary’s College, California Coast University

  3. Years of addiction experience: 25


  1. Telemedicine

  2. Mental health

  3. Medically Assisted Treatment

What Workit Members are saying:

“Sherrie is always there for me and Workit has made a big difference in how I feel about myself. I really like getting her supportive messages and look forward to them.”

— Workit Clinic Member, California

These are just a few of the members of the Workit team, innovating addiction care from coast to coast. If you’re thinking about changing your relationship with drugs or alcohol, the Workit team is devoted to keeping you on track, and helping you reach success.


As Workit Health’s Head of Marketing, Kali Lux leans in to the culture gap between addiction, recovery, and medicine. She’s interested in finding solutions that work for substance users better than drinking or drugging does, and believes Workit is one of them. She’s written extensively on her own experience through addiction into long-term recovery. You can connect with her on Twitter @kalireadsbooks.

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