Substance use disorder facility opens in Ohio

Substance use disorder facility opens in Ohio

Pinnacle Treatment Centers, a New Jersey-based and alcohol addiction treatment provider, recently opened a location in Sandusky, Ohio. This is the company’s 15th outpatient facility in Ohio.

“This is a strenuous time for many, and drug and alcohol treatment services are needed now more than ever,” Joseph Pritchard, Pinnacle Treatment Centers CEO, said. “We’ve been fighting an epidemic in the middle of a pandemic, but we will stay the course. We’ve been building out our continuum of care in Ohio for the past five years. Sandusky Treatment Services is part of our mission to expand crucial services throughout the state, create pathways for individuals to be able to access care, and transform lives with treatment that works.”

The facility will treat people struggling with substance use disorders using medication-assisted treatment as well as individual and group counseling.

According to researchers, medications and therapy can reduce a patient’s likelihood of relapse or of contracting HIV or hepatitis C.

Pinnacle has facilities in eight states. Its new facility is located between its Elyria and Toledo locations.

Ohio has reported recent opioid-related mortality increases, according to the American Medical Association. Sandusky is located in Erie County, which also has reported an increase in drug overdoses.