Facility partners with Betty Ford Foundation to help fight heroin in northern Kentucky

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EDGEWOOD, Kentucky — A new outpatient clinic to help fight the growing heroin problem is planned for northern Kentucky.

The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1C3RuS5) reports the clinic will be a partnership between St. Elizabeth Healthcare and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

The facility will offer treatments that combine medicine to help addicts stabilize and a 12-step counseling program for recovery.

Chuck Washburn, St. Elizabeth's system director of behavioral health, told the newspaper that the clinic is "a huge milestone."

According to The Enquirer, St. Elizabeth is one of only a few health organizations to partner with Hazelden, which has begun reaching out to help address addiction problems throughout the nation with prescription painkillers and heroin.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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