CleanSlate Blog

CleanSlate Centers Opens New Location in Richmond, VA

By CleanSlate Centers | Nov 23, 2021


Richmond, VA –November 22, 2021: Today, CleanSlate Centers (CleanSlate) opens its newest location at Richmond Community Hospital, at 1510 N. 28th Street, Ste. 101, Richmond, Virginia 23223. The new center will also be hosting an Open House event for community members and medical professionals on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, where attendees will have the opportunity […]

Why Are Some Groups Less Likely to Seek Addiction Treatment?

By Sally Combest | Nov 09, 2021


In the U.S., 19.3 million people aged 18 and older suffer from substance use disorder. Of these individuals, 9.5 million also have a co-occurring mental health condition. One reason addiction is such a rampant issue is that it can affect anyone. There is no single reason that leads people to misuse substances, so it can […]

What to Do If You Suspect a Friend or Family Member is Using Drugs

By Kate Favata | Nov 04, 2021


More than 20 million Americans struggle with addiction, but only 1 in 10 who need treatment receive it. Addiction is not a problem that only happens to other people. On the contrary, it’s likely someone we know could be struggling with the disease. You may wonder if you’re overreacting to a loved one’s substance use, […]

Can You Have Fun Without Drugs or Alcohol? Yes, You Can!

By Nicole Delmonico MT ASCP MPAS PA-C | Nov 04, 2021


Many people who develop addiction issues start using substances to relieve stress or help them feel they “fit in” with others. Alcohol, opioids and other substances can chemically alter the brain so that, over time, the euphoric and happy feelings associated with using become difficult to recreate in regular situations. When we are newly in […]

It’s OK to Ask for Help: How to Tap Into Your Support Network When you Need It

By Bryan Smith | Nov 01, 2021


Many people with a substance use disorder can feel alone and afraid to reach out for help. It can be hard to acknowledge you’re struggling, feeling vulnerable, or admit that you have a problem. Asking for help can be intimidating, but it may be a brave first step that can change your life for the […]

How the Health Care System Can Save People from Overdose and Death

By Stephen Popovich | Oct 12, 2021


2020 was a dramatic year. The entire health care system and much of the world transformed to address the COVID-19 pandemic. But while people worked to adjust to life in a pandemic, the opioid crisis continued to worsen in the background. The death rate from overdose is increasing and the treatment of patients with substance use disorder […]

Veterans and Addiction: How Can We Help Our Nation’s Heroes?

By Josephine Bouret | Oct 01, 2021


Many veterans experience trauma from their time in the service. This could be due to what they experienced in combat or during training, losing fellow service members or pain from injuries suffered during their service. Too often, these heroes suffer in silence and turn to substance use to numb physical and emotional pain. What can […]

How CleanSlate’s Behavioral Health Program is Helping Patients Maintain Long-term Recovery

By Anna M. Gaddy | Sep 02, 2021


Addiction is a disease that affects virtually every aspect of a person’s life, so we believe recovery must also address the whole person. That’s why CleanSlate’s treatment for substance use disorder includes medical, behavioral and mental health services to help us fully address each patient’s needs. People often talk about behavioral and mental health without […]

Warrior Spotlight: Meet Kate Favata, Community Relations Liaison

By Kate Favata | Sep 02, 2021


I grew up in a middle-class family about 10 minutes from CleanSlate’s Wilkes-Barre center. Growing up, my neighborhood seemed like the perfect suburban community. My parents didn’t lock their doors and loved their country and neighbors. The only reference to drug education we had was Nancy Reagan’s, “Just Say No” campaign and most people in […]

Your Frequently Asked Questions From CleanSlate’s Patient Support Center

By Stephanie Steiner | Sep 01, 2021


CleanSlate’s patient support agents take calls and chats from current and future patients, concerned family members, community partners and referring physicians. Our knowledgeable and highly trained team members are skilled at providing help in a variety of situations. Read more about our Patient Support Center. While no two calls or chats are the same, some […]