A timely reminder from NPR's health blog that, even in the face of national emergencies and tragedies, the opioid epidemic rages on. Remarkable work from the front lines in Houston to ensure that their MAT patients continued receiving the medications they needed -- and another example of why we must all work together to succeed against addiction.

Welcome to TreatOpioidAddiction.com, a blog created by CleanSlate Centers to feature news, commentary and conversations related to the treatment of opioid addiction in America. We’ve launched this blog to serve as a gathering place for those seeking to learn more, exchange ideas and stay up-to-date on the collective effort to fight addiction across the United States. In addition to the latest CleanSlate news and perspectives, we will share stories and content from other organizations making an impact on the opioid epidemic. Although this month is recognized as Recovery Month, we hope this site will serve as a reminder that recovery is a journey taking place every day for thousands of individuals.

At CleanSlate, we consider ourselves Warriors for Hope. Chief Medical Officer Kelly Clark, M.D., travels the country speaking about what that means. She recently appeared at the American Correctional Association (ACA) annual conference in St. Louis. Here is the latest dispatch from Dr. Clark:

CleanSlate Centers celebrated an open house for its new facility on Webb Road in Tampa this week. Attendees included state senator Dana Young, chair of the Committee on Health Policy, as well as Douglas Holt, M.D., Director of the Florida Dept. of Health for Hillsborough County. Both policy makers enjoyed a tour of the facility and the chance to discuss the local fight against addiction with CleanSlate professionals.

From Addiction Policy Forum, a great explainer video that gives an easy-to-understand yet detailed glimpse at the chronic disease of addiction and the effects it has on a person's mind and body: ...

Dear The Economist, In your editorial Saturday, July 15, titled “Most people addicted to opioids receive no treatment” you make a number of excellent points regarding the many barriers preventing effective responses to the opioid epidemic. At CleanSlate Centers, a national medical group specializing in outpatient...