For Virginia, fatal overdoses have been the leading cause of death since 2013. Opioids comprise more than three-fourths of these deaths.
One of the Virginian cities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic is Norfolk. The city ranks fourth in Virginia for overdoses, has a higher overdose rate than the national average, and has continued to experience increasing overdose deaths over the last several years.
“There’s no shortage of drugs in Norfolk, prescription or otherwise,” said Brian Coonan, Regional Director of Operations in Virginia. “The availability of medication-assisted treatment should be proportional. Norfolk residents deserve greater access to affordable, evidence-based addiction treatment, with the option of immediate walk-in visits when a patient is ready to take action.”
To address this need, CleanSlate is opening an outpatient medication-assisted treatment (MAT) center in Norfolk. The center will be embedded within the Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center at 160 Kingsley Lane, Suite 1A, and opens its doors to patients on June 12th.Read More