There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for an inpatient drug detoxification center in Mansfield, Ohio that will take place next week.
The inpatient drug detoxification center will be placed on the facility currently operated by Catalyst Life Services.
Catalyst Life Services already offers drug detox services in a center called New Beginnings and will be in charge of the addiction treatment services at the new facility. Medical services for the new inpatient drug detoxification facility will be provided by Third Street Family Services.
Third Street Family Services is a private, nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center that operates through grants from the Bureau of Primary Care and the Health Resources and Services Administration through the Public Health Service Act.
Its mission is to provide primary healthcare to people who would not have the ability to afford or the means to access such services.
The new detoxification center will be designed by MKC Architects, a full-service architectural firm that has created facilities for over nine decades.
The facility will have 16 beds for people with a drug or an alcohol use disorder. Patients will be able to obtain drug detox services on the same day they enter the facility, depending on availability.
A representative from the Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board explained that the new inpatient drug detoxification center was set to open in May but its deadline was delayed due to a lack of bids.
Once finished, the facility will extend its addiction treatment services to an area of Richland County that has not had a drug detoxification center since 2004.
A new inpatient drug detoxification center will be a boost to Richland County — in 2018, 197 people have suffered a drug-related overdose, 31 of them fatal, according to the Metro-Richland County Enforcement Unit.
The Richland County Coroner’s Office reported that there were 48 drug-related overdoses deaths in 2017, with cocaine contributing to 20 of them.
The initial total funding received for the residential drug detox center was $1 million, with half coming from the Board and half from the state. The Board acquired an additional $170,000 funding for the project from three different entities. The project’s total price is estimated to be roughly $2.25 million.
A representative from the Richland County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board said that the construction of the new inpatient drug detoxification center could take up to one year. There is no official estimated complete date.
When a patient enters the inpatient drug detoxification center, they would undergo two different addiction treatment options — abstinence-based detox and medication-assisted treatment, with buprenorphine or naltrexone.
The next step in the addiction recovery process would involve the American Society of Addiction Medicine Levels of Care (ASALC). The ASALC method would evaluate the patient three and 10 days into detoxification to determine what would be next needed to help the patient’s addiction recovery.
Depending on the patient’s addiction recovery, they could be placed in another inpatient drug abuse center or use an outpatient addiction treatment center.
This residential drug detoxification center will be called New Beginnings II, which will be paired with New Beginnings I. The two residential drug detox centers will be gender specific and be open 24/7.