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In Area With Highest Overdose Death Rate in Kentucky, CleanSlate and The Bradley Center Combine Forces to Battle Opioid Epidemic

by Cory McConnell | Apr 1, 2019

Jefferson County is a battlefield for the opioid epidemic.

The county has the highest number of overdose deaths in Kentucky, a state considered to be one of the ‘ground zero’ regions for the opioid epidemic. 

Despite the area’s high death rate, few addiction treatment resources are available to residents, with almost no medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services. The few treatments centers that do exist rarely accept insurance. 

A new partnership hopes to fill that void.

CleanSlate Outpatient Addiction Medicine, a national medical leader in MAT services, has acquired The Bradley Center, a popular local treatment center, to expand access to high-quality MAT services in Louisville.  

“The compassionate work being done by The Bradley Center resonates with our core values. The combined expertise of our two teams at the Bradley Center’s current location will reduce barriers to treatment across Southern Louisville,” said Anthony Belott, Chief Development Officer of CleanSlate.

One of the most significant barriers to treatment is insurance, with many providers operating on a cash-only basis.

“This region is in critical need of more comprehensive treatment options that accept insurance,” said Bradley Helton, owner of The Bradley Center. “Some of our patients had to leave because we were a cash clinic. CleanSlate participates in-network with most Medicaid and commercial plans in Kentucky, and we'll be bringing this access to The Bradley Center. We're thrilled to offer this benefit to patients, which will reduce the financial obstacles to treatment.”

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Emergency Rooms in Lexington, Kentucky Desperately Need More Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers. CleanSlate's New Outpatient Center Will Help.

by Cory McConnell | Mar 25, 2019

In Lexington, KY, emergency rooms are increasingly flooded with patients who have suffered opioid-related overdoses. Eighty-two percent of the fatal overdoses in Fayette county involve opioids.

The county has responded by creating several innovative programs to increase access to treatment. This includes providing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in emergency rooms, with a referral to a long-term care MAT provider.

The only problem: Lexington hospitals don’t have enough high-quality providers to which they can hand off patients.

CleanSlate is addressing this treatment gap with a new physician-led MAT center in Lexington.

“Too many patients in Lexington can’t maintain recovery upon release from the ER because they aren’t receiving medication for their disease,” said Anthony Belott, CleanSlate's Chief Development Officer. “What ensues is a cycle of relapse and despair. We’re grateful to the Lexington community for welcoming CleanSlate so warmly so that together we can help patients reclaim hope.”

Located at 1500 Leestown Rd., Suite 110, CleanSlate’s outpatient center to treat opioid and alcohol addictions will open its doors to patients on March 26th. CleanSlate participates in-network with most Medicaid and commercial providers in Kentucky so that Lexington patients can be treated with minimal or no financial burden.

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Along Ohio's "Heroin Highway," CleanSlate Opens New Medication-Assisted Treatment Center in Springfield

by Cory McConnell | Feb 28, 2019

A recent report from the  U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that Ohio suffered the second-highest number of opioid-involved deaths per capita in 2017.

Springfield, located approximately midway between Dayton and Columbus, saw its overdose death rate double between 2014 and 2017, partially due to the increased prevalence of synthetic drugs like fentanyl. It now ranks third among Ohio counties in overdose death rate.

Despite seeing an increase in the number of addiction treatment providers in Ohio, many organizations leading the State’s efforts to address the epidemic, including the State Attorney General’s Office and multiple health systems, agree that there continues to be a shortage of providers delivering quality, evidence-based, outpatient medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services.

CleanSlate is responding to this need by expanding its operations to treat opioid and alcohol addictions in Ohio. The company is opening a new outpatient MAT center in Springfield, CleanSlate’s third center in the state.

Located at 1416 W 1st St., CleanSlate’s Springfield center opened its doors to patients today. CleanSlate participates in-network with most Medicaid and commercial providers in Ohio so that Springfield patients can be treated with minimal or no financial burden.

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In Warsaw, Indiana, CleanSlate Increases Access to Addiction Treatment with New Outpatient Center

by Cory McConnell | Jan 31, 2019

CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in outpatient addiction medicine, opened its doors to patients in Warsaw, Indiana today with a new outpatient medication-assisted treatment center. Located at 2936 Frontage Road, the physician-led center continues CleanSlate’s push to expand resources for addiction treatment in Indiana, including rural and underserved communities. 

Between 2016 and 2017, Indiana experienced a 22.5% increase in overdose deaths, the sharpest rise of any state in the country, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

“Despite the tremendous need for high-quality, affordable addiction treatment in smaller communities like Warsaw, we have found that many providers are being pulled towards more populous areas in Indiana,” said Rachael Thompson, CleanSlate’s Regional Managing Director. “We at CleanSlate are eager to fill the treatment gaps in Warsaw and join this community’s battle to save lives that hang in the balance.”

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A $1 Billion Crisis in Floyd County, Indiana Spurs CleanSlate to Open New Addiction Treatment Center

by Cory McConnell | Dec 26, 2018

CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in outpatient addiction medicine, continues its expansion in Indiana with the opening of a medication-assisted treatment center in New Albany. Located at 811 Northgate Blvd., the New Albany center opened its doors to patients last week.

CleanSlate’s decision to open a center in the southern part of Indiana was driven by the outpouring of patients who were traveling across state lines to receive treatment at the company’s center in Louisville, Kentucky. The New Albany center sits on the opposite side of the Ohio River from CleanSlate’s Louisville center.

“Even though CleanSlate has many centers throughout Indiana, we still had a huge number of patients who were leaving the state to see us in Kentucky,” said Rachael Thompson, CleanSlate’s Regional Director of Operations for Indiana and Kentucky. “We recognized an urgent need to expand access to responsible, affordable treatment for the people of Southern Indiana.”

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CleanSlate Opens Addiction Treatment Center in West Indianapolis to Help City Build on Progress with Overdose Revival, Improve Rates of Recovery

by Cory McConnell | Dec 19, 2018

Plainfield, IN - CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in outpatient addiction medicine, is opening its third Indianapolis treatment center for opioid and alcohol addictions, marking the company’s 14th outpatient center in the state. Located at 2455 E. Main St, Suite 194, in the West Indianapolis area of Plainfield, the new center opens its doors to patients tomorrow.

The West Indianapolis location will address the needs of an underserved area suffering from a shortage of treatment providers, especially providers of medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The company participates in-network with most Medicaid and commercial providers in the state of Indiana so that patients can be treated with minimal or no financial burden.

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CleanSlate Brings High-Quality Addiction Treatment to the Hard-Hit Westside Area of Columbus, Ohio

by Cory McConnell | Dec 19, 2018

Columbus, OH - CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addictions, has opened an outpatient center in the Westside area of Columbus, Ohio, serving the Hilltop and surrounding neighborhoods. The new physician-led center, located at 4488 W. Broad Street, Suite 3, began treating patients yesterday.

As CleanSlate staff has reached out to community leaders in the Westside area, they have heard a consensus about the urgent need for responsible medication-assisted treatment in this hard-hit neighborhood.

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Reducing Barriers to Recovery in Indiana: CleanSlate Opens Outpatient Addiction Center in Kokomo

by Cory McConnell | Dec 3, 2018

Kokomo, IN -CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in outpatient addiction medicine, continues its expansion of medication-assisted treatment centers for addiction throughout Indiana with its newest center in Kokomo, located at 3728 S. Reed Road. The company now operates twelve treatment centers for opioid and alcohol addictions in the state of Indiana and 51 centers across the country.

“We’re eager to bring CleanSlate’s life-saving services to the people of Kokomo and reduce all barriers to medication-assisted treatment, including the barrier of cost,” said Anthony Belott, Chief Development Officer for CleanSlate. “CleanSlate participates in-network with most Medicaid and commercial providers in the state of Indiana so that patients can be treated with minimal or no financial burden.”

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CleanSlate Increases Indiana's Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction with New Outpatient Center in Lafayette

by Cory McConnell | Nov 28, 2018

Lafayette, IN - CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in outpatient addiction medicine, has expanded its presence in Indiana with the opening of a new medication-assisted treatment (MAT) center in Lafayette. Located at 30 Professional Court, Suite #2, CleanSlate’s Lafayette center marks the company’s twelfth treatment center for opioid and alcohol addictions in the state of Indiana, and its fifty-second center across the country.

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Stories of Recovery: From Jail and "Dysfunctional" to a Healthcare Professional Treating Others with Addiction

by Cory McConnell | Nov 13, 2018

Many employees at CleanSlate have traveled their own personal journeys with addiction, either with a loved one or through their own substance use disorder. For some, it's both. We asked several employees to share their journeys of coping and recovery for a Pocket Guide directed towards families and friends of people suffering from addiction. 

Here is one employee's experience, in his own words:

Mark*: Care Coordinator, CleanSlate

Years ago, back in the 90’s, I had a brother-in-law who suffered from addiction. We used to be best friends. As a matter of fact, I used to get high with him back in the day. But then he graduated to heroin. Soon he was homeless.

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