Credo Treats 50 Opioid Addicts Since September

Credo Treats 50 Opioid Addicts Since September

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We have a progress report in the battle against opioid addiction.

Since September, Credo Community Center in Watertown has been running an opioid treatment clinic. 

The clinic treats addicts with both medications, like methadone, and with counseling. 

About 50 people are being seen.

"Before we opened up, there was no methadone clinic between the Syracuse area and Plattsburgh, which is a huge amount of land. People who live around here would have to go down I-81 through the winter, every single day sometimes, to get dosed down in Syracuse," said Dr. Daniel Pisaniello, medical director.

"We've had a great response from the community, clients have been pretty optimistic and grateful that we have it," said Vicki Wolfe, clinical director.

Credo has room to grow. 

It's licensed to treat up to 100 addicts.

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