Brian Coonan

Warrior Brian Coonan: "Addiction, Epidemic, and the Solution"

By Brian Coonan | Feb 16, 2018

You know someone. We all do. You know someone that has declared their own personal war against addiction. Worse yet, addiction has accepted the challenge and is taking the fight to them. To you. To our community.

Innovative Idea Leads to New Partnership

By Brian Coonan | Mar 30, 2018

Hi folks – I wanted to update you on a pretty cool partnership we finalized in the Bristol/Plymouth county area.  Through a COCA with PAACA (Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction) and High Point Treatment Centers, we are now able to provide fluid transportation and patient transition from home to methadone to Suboxone.  PAACA has DPH-funded […]

Helping Families Fight Addiction

By Brian Coonan | Apr 04, 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. At this point in her son’s life, she knows the routine that his disease creates.  He […]

This is What Warriors Do

By Brian Coonan | Sep 21, 2018

Just wanted to share a quick story about an East Boston staff member.    Recently, Samantha Council was drawing blood on a patient when the patient passed out. Easing the patient to the floor, Sam provided support to his head and called for help. With help on the way, the patient had a seizure.

Tears of Joy: the Quiet, Inspiring Revolution of Drug Courts

By Brian Coonan | May 15, 2019

National Drug Court Month, observed throughout May, may seem insignificant to those who don’t understand the critical role that drug courts play in our society. But drug courts symbolize an approach to addiction that has been quietly revolutionary. What exactly do drug courts do? In short, drug courts leverage the judicial system to keep people […]