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.
“We have patients at our other Indianapolis centers who are traveling across the city from the Plainfield area,” said Rachael Thompson, CleanSlate’s Regional Director of Operations for Indiana and Kentucky. “While a same-city commute may not seem like a big deal, traveling 30 minutes or more for appointments creates a burden that can mean the difference between life and death. We have seen time and again that patients have a much better chance of achieving and maintaining recovery when treatment is available in their own backyards.”
Revival isn’t the end point
The state of Indiana has invested considerable focus and resources on combating the opioid epidemic, and there are signs of success in this fight. Recently, the state noted that overdose deaths are on the decline. While the news is encouraging, CleanSlate leaders in Indiana have observed that there’s more to consider with this progress.
“The decrease in overdose deaths can be traced to the widespread distribution of [overdose reversal drug] Narcan,” said Ned Pucek, Western Divisional President of Operations for CleanSlate. “This is to be applauded. But the problem is that people are getting revived in the comfort of their own home. Many overdoses aren’t even getting reported. Without any intervention from first responders, the ER, or the criminal justice system, many people who survive overdoses aren’t being encouraged to find treatment, and so the cycle repeats itself.”
“Certainly, harm reduction is important,” said Thompson. “You can’t treat people if they’re not alive. But we have to continue to educate people that Narcan is not treatment. Revival is not recovery. It should be the last-ditch launch pad that gets people to find long-term treatment for their disease.”
CleanSlate leaders are working closely with community stakeholders in Indianapolis who agree that it’s a mistake to be lulled into a false sense of security that opioid addiction is on the wane.
“This is why we’re continuing to open centers throughout the state and across the country,” said Pucek. “Despite the drop in overdose deaths, we know that the need for our life-saving services is more urgent than ever. After people are revived, they need to be able to look down the street and find the help they need in their own community.”
(Pictured, l-r: Kristinia Love, Center Manager; Crystal J. Woods, Family Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified.)
CleanSlate’s Plainfield office occupies the former building housed by Indiana University Health Urgent Care. “Our location is recognized as a bit of a landmark on Main Street,” said Kristinia Love, Center Manager for CleanSlate in Plainfield. “We want to make it easy for patients to find us and feel comfortable that we’re a convenient member of their neighborhood.”
A model of successful care
CleanSlate has treated more than 35,000 patients over the past decade, with 11,000 patients currently being treated across the country. The company’s program of care includes appropriate medication-assisted treatment (MAT) prescribed by licensed medical providers, as well as clear accountability, supportive counseling, and care coordination. CleanSlate is actively growing its footprint to expand much-needed access to outpatient medication treatment for addiction, with 53 centers across ten states and Washington, D.C. currently in operation and many more in the process of being opened.
To make an appointment at CleanSlate’s Plainfield center, please call 833-505-4673, or walk into our center at 2455 E. Main St, Suite 194. To find out more details about this center, click here.
A pioneer and leader in outpatient addiction medicine, CleanSlate is a rapidly expanding national medical group that provides treatment for the chronic disease of addiction, primarily opioid and alcohol use disorders. Founded in 2009 in response to the country’s growing opioid epidemic, CleanSlate’s physician-led offices utilize medication treatment and related therapies to treat patients who suffer from addiction and associated disorders, adhering to the highest quality, evidence-based practices.
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