State Representative Aaron Vega recently toured the CleanSlate center in Holyoke to learn more about the lifesaving addiction treatment services provided to hundreds of patients. During his visit, Rep. Vega met with several members of the CleanSlate team to discuss the alarming rate of opioid related deaths and what can be done to expand treatment options for those in need.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health estimates there have been more than 900 deaths related to opioid use so far in 2019. Over the past eight years, Hampden County had the eighth highest rate of opioid-related overdose deaths in the state.

?Massachusetts continues to rank in the top 10 states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdoses and it is heartbreaking,? said Linda Santaniello, center manager for CleanSlate Holyoke. We appreciated Rep. Vega’s interest in learning how CleanSlate is using medication-assisted treatment to improve outcomes for patients suffering from opioid use disorder.

CleanSlate?s physician-led centers provide evidenced-based care and treatment utilizing integrated medical and behavioral health services and individualized treatment plans. The CleanSlate treatment model is designed to be inclusive and considerate of the unique needs of each patient, focusing on addressing the needs of the whole person as they work toward long-term recovery. CleanSlate has recently added three new addiction treatment centers in Massachusetts.

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CleanSlate accepts Medicaid and offers an affordable self-pay solution to cover medication-assisted treatments such as buprenorphine and naltrexone, along with other behavioral health services, as needed.

To make an appointment at CleanSlate?s Holyoke addiction treatment center, please call 413-650-0590, or walk into our center at 306 Race Street in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Learn about other CleanSlate clinics in Massachusetts: Ware addiction treatment, West Springfield addiction treatment, and Worcester addiction treatment centers.

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Carol Fite Lynn

Carol Fite Lynn is the Director of Communications for CleanSlate, a leading national medical group that provides outpatient medication-assisted treatment for the chronic disease of addiction, primarily alcohol and opioid use disorders.