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Why Aren't We Talking About One of the Most Effective Treatments for Alcoholism?

by Greg Marotta | Apr 25, 2018

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the perils of alcohol addiction and the pathways to recovery. As we close out the month, perhaps the occasion has sparked just a little more discussion and determination around seeking treatment.

But one thing is for certain, this month and every month: few people are discussing one of the most effective forms of treating alcoholism.


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At CleanSlate's New Addiction Treatment Center in Pittsburgh, a Local Team with Personal Experience in Recovery

by Shanna Belott | Apr 25, 2018

Outpatient Addiction Medicine Leader Partners with Pittsburgh Care Community to Treat All Facets of Opioid & Alcohol Use Disorders 

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New Health Department Guidelines May Curb Stigma of Medication for Addiction Treatment

by Kelly J. Clark, MD | Apr 23, 2018

Recently, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, made an important recommendation that will impact anyone who works in the field of opioid addiction. By extension, anyone who is treated for opioid addiction is also affected by this breakthrough information.

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CleanSlate Responds to San Antonio’s Heroin Epidemic with New Medication Treatment Center for Opioid and Alcohol Addictions

by Shanna Belott | Apr 9, 2018

National Medication Leader to Help Bexar County Address Widespread Problem with Heroin Addiction 

San Antonio TX   CleanSlate announced today the opening of its fourth Texas office-based outpatient medication treatment center to reach those suffering from opioid and alcohol addictions. The new center is CleanSlate’s first location in San Antonio and is located at 5282 Medical Drive, Suite 210, in the Westgate Medical Center. 

Though San Antonio has not yet seen the tsunami of prescription opioid use and overdose deaths that have plagued other cities and towns across the country, the city has long struggled with heroin. Because of its proximity to Mexico, San Antonio is considered a “first cut” city, where heroin is strong and cheap. 

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Memo to Washington: These 2 Policy Steps Can Save Lives from the Opioid Epidemic

by Alexis Horan | Apr 6, 2018

We’re at a pivotal point in the battle against the opioid epidemic, a public health catastrophe that claimed more than 64,000 lives in 2016 alone and has tracked to be even deadlier since then. Public policy, specifically leadership from our elected officials in our nation’s capital, has the power to reverse the course of the opioid epidemic. And in my view, Washington needs to focus its energy first and foremost on two critical measures: 

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Helping Families Fight Addiction

by Brian Coonan | Apr 3, 2018

CleanSlate Director Brian Coonan first posted this blog on

Recently, I sat with a 46-year-old mother of three whose 24-year-old son recently overdosed for the third time in 5 weeks.  “How does it keep happening?” she asked, rhetorically. 

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CleanSlate Increases Philadelphia’s Access to Medication Treatment for Opioid Addiction With Second New Center

by Shanna Belott | Apr 3, 2018

National Outpatient Addiction Medicine Leader Opens Center Adjacent to Kensington, Ground Zero of the Heroin Crisis in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Penn. –  CleanSlate announced today the opening of its second office-based outpatient medication addiction treatment center in Philadelphia,’ in the Port Richmond neighborhood. This area is adjacent to Kensington, known as ground zero for Philadelphia’s heroin crisis. 

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4 Steps to Protect Your Kids from Opioid Addiction

by Greg Marotta | Mar 29, 2018

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently delivered more bad news regarding the nation’s devastating opioid epidemic: overdoses from opioids jumped approximately 30 percent from the third quarter 2016 through third quarter 2017. Though the number of people suffering from opioid use disorder appears to be relatively stable, the spike in overdoses appears to be the result of more dangerous opioids, such as the highly potent opioid fentanyl, which have been flooding the country in recent years.

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Three New CleanSlate Centers in Indiana Prepare for Grand Opening Events in April

by Ned Pucek | Mar 28, 2018

CleanSlate is proud to welcome the Indiana communities in Indianapolis and Bloomington to our open houses and ribbon cuttings in April. Speakers at these events include Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative/ CleanSlate Board member; Jim McClelland, Executive Director for Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement for the State of Indiana; Justin Phillips, Founder and Executive Director of Overdose Lifeline; Dr. Joan Duwve, Chief Medical Officer of Indiana State Department of Health and Associate Dean at The Fairbanks School of Public Health at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis; and Darrell Mitchell, Executive Director at Progress House.

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Policy Strides Increase Access to Medication Treatment for Opioid Addiction

by Greg Marotta | Mar 27, 2018

An estimated 175 people die every day in the United States from drug overdoses, including overdoses from prescription opioid painkillers and heroin. We are witnessing an unrelenting crisis in our country. Getting proven treatment to those suffering from addiction is one of the biggest challenges in battling the opioid epidemic. 

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