National Medical Group Opens Fifth Location in Florida to Fight Addiction EpidemicJacksonville, Fl. – CleanSlate announced today the opening of its fifth outpatient addiction treatment medical facility in Florida to combat the deadly opioid addiction epidemic and save lives. The new center is located at 1128 N. Laura St. in Jacksonville and opened its doors to patients on March 5th.
“No state has been unscathed by this deadly epidemic, but Florida has been hit particularly hard,” said Adam McPhee, CleanSlate’s President of Operations, Eastern Division. “We’re looking forward to working closely with Jacksonville’s Mayor, Lenny Curry, and other community leaders to provide life-saving treatment to those who need it.”
Florida is among six states that declared opioid addiction a public health emergency in 2017. Duval County, of which Jacksonville is the county seat, suffers from the fourth largest number of heroin deaths amongst Floridian counties, and it leads Florida in fentanyl deaths. Duval County has reported a 229% increase in overdoses since 2016 and a 131% increase in overdose deaths since 2016. In 2017, the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JRFD) reported responding to an average of 308 overdose calls per month, a significant increase over the past two years.
“Medication treatment is an evidence-based and effective way for patients to manage the chronic disease of addiction,” said Maria Russo-Appel, M.D., Eastern Division Medical Director for CleanSlate. “We look forward to bringing more of this medical care to the addiction recovery community in Jacksonville.”
CleanSlate’s program of care includes appropriate medication treatment prescribed by licensed medical providers, clear accountability, and supportive counseling. Having treated nearly 27,000 patients, and with approximately 7,840 active patients today across 39 centers nationwide and a decade-long track record, the medical group continues to underscore its commitment to expanding access to those in need of treatment by aggressively growing its footprint.
For more information about the Jacksonville center or to schedule an appointment, please call 904-425-0400 or contact Jacksonville’s Center Manager, Jody Hanks, at email@example.com. Learn more about CleanSlate at http://www.cleanslatecenters.com.
About CleanSlate Centers
A pioneer and leader in outpatient addiction medicine, CleanSlate Centers is a national medical group which provides treatment for the chronic disease of addiction, primarily opioid and alcohol use disorders. Founded in 2009 in response to the growing opioid epidemic facing the country, the company is a growing, multi-state network of physician-led outpatient addiction treatment centers where patients who have addiction and associated disorders can receive medication treatment and related therapies using the highest quality, evidence-based practices.
For more information, please visit CleanSlateCenters.com.
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