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National Leader in Opioid Addiction Treatment Opens in Indianapolis to Combat Massive Overdose Mortality and Strain on Economy

CleanSlate Responds to Hoosiers' Dire Need for Medication-Assisted Treatment

/EINPresswire.com/ -- INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - January 03, 2018) - CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in outpatient medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction, today announced the opening of two new centers in Indianapolis, Indiana to combat the vicious cycle of opioid addiction and death from overdose that is devastating the city and taking a toll on the state's economy. The new office-based treatment centers are located at 9660 E. Washington Street and 1725 N. Meridian Street, Suite 300, in Indianapolis. Both began seeing patients last week.

Indiana is one of four states that have seen fatal drug overdoses quadruple since 1999. With more than 1 in 20 Indiana residents reporting non-medical use of prescription opioids, the public health crisis created by the opioid epidemic has also become an economic crisis for the state. The situation has become so desperate that employers struggle to fill job positions because not enough applicants can pass a drug test. Foster care and child welfare systems are strained to the limit because of the growing number of parents who are addicted, incarcerated or dead.1

"Indiana leaders report that opioid addiction is the single most important crisis facing the state," said Gregory Marotta, President and CEO of CleanSlate Centers. "CleanSlate has responded to this crisis by launching two centers today in Indianapolis to provide much needed access to proven medication-assisted treatment that saves lives."

More than 40 overdoses occurred in a three-day period across Indianapolis in April 2016 prompting stepped up law enforcement targeting drug dealers.2 The city has filed a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors.3 Governor Eric Holcomb has stated that the opioid epidemic is threatening goals for the state's future success and impeding development of a diverse, vibrant economy and better-prepared workforce.4

"CleanSlate is committed to serving the communities hardest hit by the opioid crisis," said Nasser Hajaig, M.D., Western Division Medical Director for CleanSlate. "We work in partnership with community leaders, public health officials and social service agencies to get people the treatment they need and deserve to overcome the deadly cycle of addiction." CleanSlate's other Indiana offices are located in Anderson, Bloomington, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, and Merrillville.

CleanSlate is making a big difference in the battle against the epidemic of addiction, treating 26,000 patients and counting, saving one valued life at a time. Now with seven centers across Indiana, CleanSlate's program of care -- which includes appropriate medication-assisted treatment prescribed by trained medical providers, with clear accountability and supportive counseling -- sets the group apart from other treatment models. CleanSlate works with most insurance providers, including Medicaid. For information about the Indianapolis centers, please call 317-860-5600 for our Indianapolis East center and 317-396-2679 for our Indianapolis North center,or visit http://www.cleanslatecenters.com. To schedule an appointment at either of the Indianapolis centers, please call 833-505-HOPE.

About CleanSlate Centers

A pioneer and leader in outpatient addiction medicine, CleanSlate Centers is a national medical group which provides treatment for the chronic disease of addiction, primarily opioid and alcohol use disorders. Founded in 2009 in response to the growing opioid epidemic facing the country, the company operates a growing network of physician-led, office-based addiction treatment centers, where patients who suffer from opioid or alcohol addiction can receive medication-assisted treatment and related therapies using the highest quality, evidence-based practices. CleanSlate currently has a national footprint of 38 centers in eight states, with more centers opening every month to meet the demand for the company's services. For more information, please visit CleanSlateCenters.com.

1https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/09/24/state-addiction-confronting-indianas-opioid-crisis/689648001/. Accessed 12.15.17.

2https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/10/13/opioid-drug-dealer-sentenced-indianapolis-marion-county-prosecutor-opioid-addiction/757505001/. Accessed 12.15.17.

3https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/11/14/indianapolis-opioid-lawsuit-joe-hogsett-opioid-epidemic-purdue-pharma-pain-pills/861966001/. Accessed 12.15.17.

4https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/09/30/gov-holcomb-opioid-opioids-opioid-addiction-opioid-epidemic-opioid-withdrawal-opioid-overdose-pain-p/716337001/. Accessed 12.15.17.

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