Correction: MedMark Treatment Centers Amherst, which opened May 20, claimed to be the first methadone clinic in Lorain County, and facility Director Michelle Richardson said the next-closest facility was in Cleveland. Several resource sites that connect patients with addiction care seemed to corroborate that information. However, Elyria Treatment Services, which opened in late 2019, also uses methadone.
A new methadone clinic in Lorain County is now up and running, helping its first patients overcome life-threatening addiction to heroin and other opioids.
MedMark Treatment Centers Amherst opened May 20 at 530 North Leavitt Road.
Director Michelle Ann Richards is a lifelong Lorain County resident and a graduate of Southview High School in Lorain.
The company purchased the Amherst commercial building in April 2018 and embarked on the two-year process of locking in the necessary approvals, including clearance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.
Medicine is only one aspect of treatment. MedMark connects patients with counseling and other support systems, and has partnered with Lorain-based Let’s Get Real, a nonprofit that helps people with addiction recovery.
Source: Amherst News-Times