The first opioid treatment clinic in Kalkaska County has opened to help rural residents begin recovery, reports 9&10 News. Adam C. DeVaney, LCSW, has overseen making this clinic available to the rural community of Kalkaska, which has much less access to opioid than neighboring Traverse City. The opioid crisis “is affecting rural communities harder than other communities […] you see a real need,” said DeVaney. Accordingly, he has opened Life’s Work Clinic, which will offer counseling services and Suboxone treatments to those suffering from opioid addiction, mental health symptoms, and other personal challenges. With its opening in the community, Life’s Work Clinic has become the only clinic to offer buprenorphine clinic in the country.
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