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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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CleanSlate Louisville Center Manager Takes Pride in Helping People with Addiction Recovery

by Carol Fite Lynn | Aug 14, 2019

CleanSlate - Louisville Center Manager Michael Pickett loves his job because every day he helps patients overcome their addictions to achieve the lives they want and deserve. Hear more about what inspires him to be a Warrior for Hope in the video below. 

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Nurse Practitioner Describes What It's Like to Be A Warrior for Hope in New YouTube Video  #myaddictionstory

by Carol Fite Lynn | Aug 7, 2019

Autumn Allgeier, a nurse practitioner in our CleanSlate - Louisville center, explains what it is like to be a Warrior for Hope in a new series of videos for YouTube to help recruit those with a passion for helping others on their journey to long-term recovery.

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New Vendor Setup Process

by Carol Fite Lynn | Aug 6, 2019

The accuracy of the financial statements is derived in part from the internal controls that are implemented to ensure only valid vendors, accounts, expenses and authorizations are used in the preparation of those financial statements. We must constantly review the internal controls that are in place and evaluate their effectiveness.

In reviewing the setup of new vendors, we have noticed that there is no authorized back up to add new vendors, except a check request or in some cases only an email. As we continue to add new centers, this process will not support effective internal controls. For that reason, we need to tighten how new vendors are set up.

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National Recovery Month Tools Coming Soon

by Carol Fite Lynn | Jul 24, 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.

To best assist you in recognizing this important national observance for our patients and staff, the Marketing and Culture & Engagement teams are working on a variety of tools that can be used in local markets.

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