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Regional CEO Melissa Larkin-Skinner speaks about mental health leadership

Melissa Larkin-Skinner, Regional CEO of Centerstone based in Florida, was the special guest on “The #PopHealth Show” with Anthony Diaz. During this 23-minute podcast, Melissa speaks about her career helping people with mental health and substance use issues, and how Centerstone is leading the way to help people around the nation get the treatment they ...

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Centerstone’s Workforce Investment Program helps companies attract, retain strong workforce amid drug addiction crisis

As a multistate behavioral health provider, Centerstone has heard loud and clear from the business community that a tight U.S. labor market coupled with increasing rates of addiction is hindering many companies in their ability to attract and retain a strong workforce. As a treatment provider, we realize employers urgently need an answer to this ...

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Three Steps to Fight Addiction

Addiction can hit you at any time.   My earliest memory is from age two. My sister and I were using a combine harvester as a jungle gym when I missed the bar and landed hard on my feet. No one noticed anything wrong at first. I was young enough that suddenly wanting to be ...

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What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is part of a treatment for those suffering from substance use, including opioid and alcohol addiction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications used to calm overly-active areas of the brain, reduce cravings and increase a person’s chances of long term recovery. Along with MAT, Centerstone’s addiction centers offer a ...

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Battling Addiction – One Day At A Time

How do you become an addict? People suffering from addiction don’t wake up one day and decide to get hooked on drugs. In fact, most of those suffering from addiction may not know there’s a problem at all. According to recent statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, nearly 20 million Americans ...

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Centerstone Advocates for CCBHCs, Meets with Senate Leader McConnell

Recently, Centerstone staff members joined the National Council for Behavioral Health in Washington, D.C. to advocate for The Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (S. 824/ H.R. 1767). The Excellence Act would bring Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) to 11 new states and add two more years for the eight states ...

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Robb Backmeyer Served on Opioid Panel

Centerstone’s Regional COO in Indiana, Robb Backmeyer, recently served as an expert in a panel discussion about innovative responses to the opioid crisis in the workplace, joined by executives from two international companies and a member of the U.S. Chamber Foundation. The panel was part of the Sharing Solutions program, a national effort by the ...

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Seeking Clients for Illinois Grant Program

Centerstone is seeking new clients to enroll in a new grant funded program. The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) grant was awarded to Centerstone to expand and improve community health care in Southern Illinois. The focus population includes individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorder, co-occurring disorders, and children and adolescents with serious ...

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Where We Stand: Support the OPPS Act

Dozens of bills produced by the House of Representatives recently became Centerstone’s top priorities. Among them, the Opioid Prevention and Patient Safety Act (OPPS Act) (H.R.5795) is the most controversial and hotly contested among lawmakers and stakeholders. These bills and the Protecting Jessica Grubb’s Legacy Act (S 1012) in the Senate – ensure that medical ...

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New Transitional Housing Initiative Launched

Over one year ago, in response to the opioid crisis, Centerstone opened its first Centerstone Recovery Center (CRC) in Lexington, Scott County, Indiana. The Scott County CRC is a 30-day inpatient addiction treatment program for women seeking recovery. Through this program, we’ve had the privilege of joining with over 300 women to change the course ...

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MAT Facility Opening in Marion, IL

Centerstone has announced a new clinic that will bring treatment services to many whose lives have been devastated by opiate addiction. A new Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) facility will officially open in Marion. ...

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New Grants Expand Programming in Indiana

Centerstone has recently been awarded a number of new philanthropic grants to help expand available programming in communities we serve in Indiana. Newly awarded CEASe of Scott County funds will help embed a Health Coach at Foundations Family Medicine in Austin. The health coach will meet with patients and their doctor whenever a substance use disorder ...

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Mental Health Access Improvement Act

Following a rough-and-tumble start to the 116th Congress, policies that could positively impact Centerstone are once again being introduced. Congress passed sweeping opioid legislation entitled the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act last year, but omitted a couple of our priorities from the final law. Background Recently, the U.S. House and U.S. Senate both reintroduced ...

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Need Help with Addiction? Treatment Options Available

The Indiana State Senate Committee on Health & Provider Services recently held a hearing on Senate Bill 33 to establish certification and a grant program for comprehensive addiction recovery centers to be administered by the division of mental health and addiction (division). ...

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Opioid Crisis Efforts Continue in Washington

The opioid crisis is certainly at the forefront of our country’s current health agenda. On March 1, President Trump hosted the White House Opioid Summit, an event designed to discuss proposed policies in response to the opioid crisis. The increasing national spotlight on combatting the opioid epidemic is becoming clearer by the week. The continued ...

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Opioid Crisis Impacts Veterans, Military Families

Long after active duty ends, U.S. service members and military families face a different battle—the opioid overdose epidemic. Opioid overuse kills nearly 100 people in America every day, and Tennessee is ranked third in the country for prescription drug use. Further, a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) study shows Veterans are twice as likely to ...

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Recovery Is An Option

With nearly 100 deaths a day stemming from opioid use, drug overdoses are the leading cause of death of Americans – beating car crashes, gun accidents, and HIV infection. According to STAT, opioids could kill nearly half a million Americans over the next decade, and if that prediction proves accurate, the death toll over the ...

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Six Steps to Identifying Addictions: What Controls Your Life?

Addiction is a complicated problem. It is diverse in its causes and its costs. If describing a person with an addiction was to be simplified, it might be “the intense desire and action of continuing certain behaviors despite the negative consequences.” An addiction controls your life, your thoughts and your choices. It is a compulsion that robs you of healthy options for coping with life challenges. ...