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Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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. ...

Addiction

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 ...

Addiction

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 ...