Treatment center coming to Youngstown

January 30, 2018 by  

A center to treat those battling substance abuse will open soon in Youngstown.

Pinnacle Treatment Centers has partnered with One Health Ohio to create the Youngstown Treatment Centers, which will be located on Belmont Avenue.

Anthony Traficanti, the Mahoning County Commissioner, said that the continuing opioid and heroin epidemic presents a significant problem for the city and the entire county, and treatment facilities are needed to handle the ongoing issue. Traficanti went on to praise the program administrator, Kathleen Caughell, as well as her staff, for stepping up to help people.

Pinnacle officials noted that the new facility will treat people on an outpatient basis, which has a number of advantages to hospitalization, including the fact patients can continue to go to work and live with their families.

The new center will typically approach treatment using a combination of medications, group therapy, education, and individual counseling, plus patients will be encouraged to participate in the appropriate 12-step program. In addition to helping with substance abuse, the facility will also offer dental care and medical care, provided by One Health Ohio. The center will accept Medicaid patients.

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting and open house on February 15, from 2:00 until 4:00 pm.

Facilities like this are important to a community, so management might consider working with a flyer printing company to create a flyer for mailing, announcing the opening.