CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in outpatient addiction medicine, has opened a new medication-assisted treatment center in Salem, Wisconsin. The center, which will treat patients suffering from opioid or alcohol addiction, is located at 24804 75th St., within the offices of Oakwood Clinical Associates, a behavioral consulting clinic which will serve as a partner with CleanSlate in the Salem community.
“We’re grateful to join hands with Oakwood Clinical Associates to battle the opioid epidemic and the disease of addiction in Kenosha County,” said Dana Thomson, Center Manager for CleanSlate in Salem. “Our partnership with Oakwood Clinical Associates will increase the diversity of care which we can offer patients as they fight to save their lives.”
(Pictured, l-r: Diane Walters, Medical Assistant, CleanSlate Racine; Sarah Howe, Nurse Practitioner, CleanSlate Racine; Jaime Kremer, Nurse Practitioner, CleanSlate Salem)
This marks CleanSlate’s sixth center in Wisconsin and its 56th 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 participates in-network with most Medicaid and commercial providers in the state of Wisconsin so that patients can be treated with minimal or no financial burden.
Oakwood Clinical Associates provides high-quality comprehensive outpatient counseling to residents of Kenosha County and the surrounding communities. CleanSlate’s alliance with Oakwood Clinical Associates will allow CleanSlate and Oakwood Clinical Associates to navigate patients through the continuum of care, helping people more easily access low-cost services they may need to achieve or maintain recovery.
(Pictured: CleanSlate Salem)
CleanSlate patients at the Salem center will have immediate connections to individual, family and group counseling, with opportunities for intensive focus on conditions such as depression, trauma, anxiety and chronic pain. For Oakwood Clinical Associates, the co-location offers its substance use disorder patients access to MAT for their disease, which can be critical to preventing relapse and sustaining recovery.
“CleanSlate’s business model is partnership-oriented because we believe that addiction is a complex disease that requires tailored treatment for each patient,” said Anthony Belott, Chief Development Officer. “By working closely with Oakwood Clinical Associates, CleanSlate can broaden the care services for patients in convenient ways that epitomize one of our company’s core values: ‘Together we succeed.’”
Supporting Kenosha County’s battle
Kenosha County leaders have been working on multiple fronts to stem the tide of opioid overdoses that have hit their community.
Last year, Kenosha County launched the Narcan Distribution Program, an effort to make the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone more widely available. As reported in the Kenosha News, Elizabeth Smith of the Kenosha County Division of Health said the program is part of a “multi-pronged approach to attacking the (opioid) epidemic” that includes treatment programs, education and specialized diversion courts.
Kenosha County is also one of many Wisconsin counties that have filed separate federal lawsuits against the makers and distributors of prescription painkillers, which the plaintiffs hold accountable for triggering the country’s opioid epidemic.
Most importantly, Kenosha County leaders are speaking out about how stigma stands in the way of recovery.
“We are a community that needs to talk openly about the fact that our sons and daughters, and our brothers and sisters, are struggling with these addictions. We need to figure out a way to take the stigma and the shame out of that,” said Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley to the Kenosha News. “We need to acknowledge that treatment is something that is an up and down process, where people will not be given one simple chance and then will be thrown away or disposed of in some way that we cannot afford as a community.”
A model of successful care
CleanSlate is actively growing its footprint to expand much-needed access to outpatient medication treatment for addiction. Over the past decade, the company has treated more than 35,000 patients, with 11,000 patients currently being treated in 10 states and Washington, D.C.
To make an appointment at CleanSlate’s Salem center, please call 262-586-7220. 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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