Accidental drug poisoning became Ohio’s leading cause of death in 2007, claiming more lives than motor vehicle crashes for the first time in the state’s history. Years later, this trend has continued. Ohio has the second highest rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids in the nation, nearly triple the national average.

But in 2018, accidental overdose deaths declined: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates Ohio’s 2018 overdose deaths at 4,002, down 22% from the year prior.*

While the decrease in overdose deaths is encouraging, there is still work to do. In response to the epidemic, CleanSlate recently opened its newest center in Dayton. The East Dayton center is the sixth CleanSlate location in the state of Ohio.

“We’re happy to see overdose deaths declining in Ohio, but the fight isn’t over yet,” said Nikki Nemeth, center manager for CleanSlate’s new East Dayton center. “There are still Ohioans battling addiction who need care and our newest center is ready meet them where they are on their journey to recovery.”

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“Patients deserve affordable, quality care that meets their needs,” said Cory McConnell, director of business development for CleanSlate. “They need to know they’re not alone in this fight; addiction is a disease that can be treated and we’re with them every step of the way. We’re very gratified to have the opportunity to bring CleanSlate’s proven model of life-saving treatment to Dayton and to have the opportunity to work closely with community partners to help patients reclaim their lives.”

CleanSlate was founded in 2009 in response to the country’s growing opioid epidemic. Its physician-led offices provide evidenced-based care and treatment utilizing integrated medical and behavioral health services and individualized treatment plans. The CleanSlate treatment model is a holistic approach designed to be inclusive and considerate of the unique needs of each patient as they work toward long-term recovery.

The company is actively growing its footprint to expand much-needed access to outpatient medication treatment for drug rehab and alcohol treatment and now has close to 70 centers across the country. Over the past decade, the company has treated more than 47,000 patients in 11 states.

To make an appointment at CleanSlate’s East Dayton center, please call 937-558-1260, or walk into our center at 1332 Woodman Drive, Dayton, Ohio. To find out more details about this center, click here. CleanSlate also operates additional centers throughout Ohio including the Cincinnati addiction treatment center and the Springfield addiction treatment center.


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*As of July 2019, this number is approximate until all Ohio counties submit their data.

Joan Erwin

Joan Erwin is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at CleanSlate, a leading national medical group that provides outpatient medication treatment for the chronic disease of addiction, primarily alcohol and opioid use disorders.