A new drug addiction center has opened in Middletown and another treatment center that opened two years ago has been licensed to administer methadone that treats narcotic drug addiction. BrightView Health addiction treatment center opened last month at 4421 Roosevelt Blvd. BrightView is the largest addiction treatment provider in Ohio with nearly 11,000 Ohioans under care across 37 centers in the state, said Jean Dugger, operations director.
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The holidays are often an exciting time spent with family and friends, but for those battling addiction or on the road to recovery, the celebrations can be challenging. Tom Fraticelli, Director of Outreach for Brightview Health treatment facility, says nearly half of all adults know someone who is suffering with a substance use disorder.
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Adam Pendleton grew up in Ohio’s Clermont County, where drug addiction was generational. “My mom and dad are both drug addicts; it’s a rite of passage,” Pendleton said. “Everybody in my neighborhood was a drug addict. All my friends were drug addicts, and we normalized that type of f***ed-up thinking from a pretty early age.”
Better late than never: Though the company started in September of last year, Somerset’s BrightView addiction treatment center celebrated its first anniversary Wednesday. Though their anniversary of their foundation was back on September 6, 2023, BrightView pushed back a celebration to this Wednesday in order to recognize the contributions they’ve made to the Pulaski County community and to also award team members Meghan Gilmore and Toby Pratt with an award called Target4-Region6.
Brightview Addiction Treatment Center hosted a mobile dentistry clinic in Henderson for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid members Tuesday. The event is a part of Anthem Medicaid’s “Brighter Smiles, Brighter Futures” campaign. “Transportation is always a barrier in our community and in surrounding communities,” said Brightview community outreach manager, Karen Tapp. “So being able to have it in one spot, allows people to make it a lot easier to find out about resources and take advantage of those resources.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony held earlier Thursday for the opening of Brightview’s Dayton Addiction Treatment Center. The center offers an option for those looking to find long-term recovery from substance use disorder. The treatment methods used at the facility will include medication assisted treatment, counseling, therapy, and social support. They also have other locations that offer the same treatments.