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New Bedford Center Manager Participates in Powerful Recovery Month Tribute

by Carol Fite Lynn | Sep 18, 2019

New Bedford, Mass. Center Manager Megan Abdullahi recently participated in the promotional video featured below for New Bedford's International Overdose Awareness Day community event to help raise awareness about the disease of addiction and the very real threat of overdose to those battling substance use disorders. Megan has participated in the annual community event for the past three years and was asked to participate this year as a guest speaker on the impact of losing her husband to overdose and how CleanSlate services can help those in the community in need. 

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Warriors for Hope Recognize Recovery Month throughout the Country

by Carol Fite Lynn | Sep 11, 2019

National Recovery Month is off to a great start for CleanSlate centers throughout our organization, and this week we'd like to highlight a few locations recognizing the month with their teams in a variety of ways. 

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Elkhart, IN Medical Assistant Meshia Evans Receives Customer Service Champion Award for Warrior Spirit

by Carol Fite Lynn | Sep 11, 2019

During the month of July, Elkhart and Warsaw, Indiana Center Manager Marisa Nyikos challenged her Medical Assistant and Medical Receptionist team members to a little friendly competition to see who could exemplify the "Warrior Spirit" by giving the best care to CleanSlate patients.

Meshia Evans, Medical Assistant for the Elkhart center, won the "Customer Service Champion" award for the month of July. In addition to a certificate of recognition, Meshia also received an Amazon gift card.

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National Recovery Month Media Tools Available

by Carol Fite Lynn | Sep 4, 2019

The Marketing & Communications team has developed a variety of media resources to support Center Managers and their teams during National Recovery Month, including a press release template, an op-ed (opinion column), radio PSA scripts, and a media advisory for events held to recognize National Recovery Month at your location. These tools can easily be sent to local media to educate them about National Recovery Month and the important services that CleanSlate provides to those in recovery in their area.

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CleanSlate East Dayton Kicks Off National Recovery Month with Rally 4 Recovery

by Carol Fite Lynn | Sep 4, 2019

The CleanSlate East Dayton team recently attended the FOA (Families of Addicts) Rally 4 Recovery at the end of August to kick off National Recovery Month.  

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Recovery Month Tools Encourage Patients to #sharethehope By Bringing A Friend

by Carol Fite Lynn | Aug 28, 2019

Last week Center Managers received an email from the Marketing & Communications team containing a variety of resources to use at your local centers for National Recovery Month, which is recognized annually during the month of September. These customizable tools highlight a #sharethehope campaign encouraging existing patients to bring a friend to their next visit to share the hope that CleanSlate services offer or to fill out a "Bring A Friend" card directing their friends to walk into their local CleanSlate to learn more about our high-quality, evidenced-based treatment options.

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Anderson, IN Creates "Take What You Need" Board to Inspire Providers

by Carol Fite Lynn | Aug 22, 2019

Rachael Stonewall, Center Manager in Anderson, IN, along with Nurse Practitioner Jesse Bleyle, came up with the innovative idea of hanging up a "Take What You Need" board in their center to help inspire and raise spirits among their providers who were feeling a bit discouraged. The board originally featured notes on what was going well for patients but grew to include inspirational phrases and words of wisdom to encourage the whole team, such as:

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National Recovery Month Tools Now Available

by Carol Fite Lynn | Aug 22, 2019

Every September is recognized as National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. The 2019 theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger.

The Marketing & Communications department will be sharing an email with a variety of National Recovery Month resources and instructions on how to access them with Center Managers today. 

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Muncie Center Implements Exciting New Incentive for Patients to Keep Appointments

by Carol Fite Lynn | Aug 14, 2019

The Muncie CleanSlate center recently implemented a new incentive program for patients who keep all of their scheduled visits. The center staff have started to hole punch (with a special hole punch) the patient appointment cards. Every time a patient comes in for their scheduled visit, the staff punch the card. When the appointment card is full, it is placed in a fish bowl for a drawing to win a special surprise. When a patient shows up for their called random and they show, the staff also put a card in the fish bowl.

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TOGETHER WE SUCCEED: Wisconsin Centers Participate in National Night Out

by Carol Fite Lynn | Aug 14, 2019

People and police come together under positive circumstances every year for National Night Out, an event that happens across the country on the first Tuesday in August. The CleanSlate Kenosha and Racine centers were there to show our support of and continued work with local law enforcement and to help decrease the stigma surrounding addiction treatment and to be a valuable resource to the communities we serve. CleanSlate's work with law enforcement across the U.S. is vitally important in intervening with high risk populations and helping to reach those who need addiction treatment most. 

The National Night Out program started in 1984 and since then it has brought together 38 million neighbors with local law enforcement agencies in 16 thousand communities.

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