Amy Brunson

Looking Beyond Overdose on International Overdose Awareness Day

By Amy Brunson | Aug 31, 2018

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event to commemorate the thousands of lives lost every year to overdose. The annual observation is also designed to reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths and raise support for effective, evidence-based drug policies that save lives. The stigma of addiction extends through life and death. Families of […]

In Alexandria, Indiana, CleanSlate's New Medication Treatment Center Creates One-Stop Location for Health Care Beyond Addiction

By Amy Brunson | Sep 04, 2018

Alexandria, IN  – CleanSlate Centers, a national leader in outpatient medication treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction, is now seeing patients by appointment or walk-in at its new center in Alexandria, Indiana. The office-based center, located at 101 Harrison St., Alexandria, serves as an extension of CleanSlate’s busy center in nearby Anderson, and is the company’s ninth center across the […]

A Focus on Hope for National Recovery Month

By Amy Brunson | Sep 04, 2018

The daily headlines about the opioid epidemic are tragic and overwhelming. And the numbing news onslaught rarely even includes the other epidemic, alcoholism, which accounts for more than double the deaths each year than those from opioids.  But the disease of addiction doesn’t claim everyone it touches. Millions of Americans who once suffered from substance use disorder (SUD) have achieved recovery and gone […]

"I Was Shocked When My Husband Told Me He Had an Addiction:" Coping With a Loved One's Substance Use Disorder

By Amy Brunson | Oct 08, 2018

The effects of addiction ripple out widely, to parents, children, spouses, other relatives, friends and colleagues. Facing the addiction of someone you care about can be terrifying, confusing, and fraught with emotion, making it tough to figure out  the best steps to help your loved one. At CleanSlate, some of our staff came to work […]

"I Hit Bottom and Had Nothing Left to Lose:" One CleanSlate Employee's Journey to Recovery

By Amy Brunson | Oct 24, 2018

“There is so much stigma around addiction and so many people who are ashamed. I hear it from patients; they feel like people look down on them. I used to be one of those patients.” This is the recovery journey of Diego*, a Center Manager at one of CleanSlate’s outpatient addiction medicine centers. Many of […]