“There are many roads to Recovery. My journey was made a thousand times easier and better with the use of Suboxone and the genuine support and encouragement that I got from the staff at the Williamsport, PA Clean Slate.”
There are many roads to Recovery. My journey was made a thousand times easier and better with the use of Suboxone and the genuine support and encouragement that I got from the staff at the Williamsport, PA Clean Slate. Coming here was definitely the right choice for me!
My name is Wendi and I battled an addiction to heroin and other opiates for close to twenty years. Heroin was frighteningly easy to fall into. It was the one drug I always swore that I would never touch. I’ve been struggling with drug abuse and addiction in general since I was fourteen years old, using just about any drug that was put in front of me. I’m forty-six now; that’s thirty-one years of madness that I put myself through!! If you’re wondering why the math doesn’t add up, it’s because the past year has been much saner. I came to Clean Slate in August of 2016, after spending a month in an inpatient rehab, and I haven’t looked back. Dr. Fausnaught and the rest of the staff literally saved my life! I just KNOW that, without Suboxone, I wouldn’t have been strong enough to avoid the temptation of heroin during the last thirteen months.
It wasn’t just the Suboxone that I credit my success with. In addition to the medication, I attended an IOP group for about nine months, I go to twelve-step meetings, and I see an individual counselor and a psychiatrist. The combination was exactly what I needed to build a solid foundation for my sobriety. And that’s not to say that there weren’t some major bumps along the road… There were times when I struggled with other drugs. The greatest thing is that, because I was honest with Dr. Fausnaught about my slip-ups, I was treated with respect and understanding. The only “consequence” was that I was asked to come in to the office once a week (instead of every other week) to get my strips. That was great because it gave the staff a clearer view of how I was doing and it gave me the opportunity to talk to people when I needed to the most. As long as I was making a solid effort to move past these rough spots, I NEVER felt as if I was going to be kicked out of the program.
I also experienced two surgical procedures while on Suboxone. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get adequate pain relief because of the buprenorphine but I’m happy to report that it wasn’t an issue. Dr. Fausnaught stayed in touch with my surgeon and let him know which pain medications would be effective, and – wimp that I am! – I got through both surgeries with very tolerable pain levels.
Finally, another thing I love about Clean Slate is that I’ve never felt rushed to get off of the medication, but when I felt ready to decrease my dose, I was allowed to immediately. I asked for a smaller dose just today, in fact, and I feel confident that I’ll be allowed to reduce my dose at my own, comfortable pace. My goal is to eventually get completely off Suboxone and switch to the Vivitrol shot. And my life is so amazing right now! Recovery has brought me to a place in life where I have my own 2-bedroom apartment, a job, a car that always has gas in its tank, and I’m in classes to become a Certified Recovery Specialist! I didn’t just get MY life back, I got a whole new, BETTER one.
Clean Slate patients are basically in charge of their own Suboxone program, provided they comply with some basic, commonsense rules and they stay honest with the staff. Like almost everything else in Life, you get out of the program what you put into it. It’s a lot of work, and you have to be ready for it in order to succeed but, if you find yourself wanting to give it a try, you couldn’t make a better choice than this program at this office! I’ve recommended it to many people and now, I’m recommending it to you, too!
—Wendi, Williamsport, PA
“I haven’t felt this good in 15 years. Ever since I’ve been with you guys and on the Suboxone, I don’t know what it is, but it’s like a godsend, because my family is coming back around now, and my old friends from before all this are starting to talk to me again.”
Originally prescribed oxy and then in 2012 the doc I was seeing got busted. Then I got moved around to another doc that also got busted and without a prescription is how I got in this predicament. I’ve been sick of this lifestyle for years and was giving up, I went to prison, and then got tripped up on parole, I had nothing left to lose, family wasn’t talking to me, my old friends all this had left, just rock bottom. I didn’t want to go back to prison, so went to 3 places in Ft. Wayne, but because of insurance and health issues and my liver and one thing after another they were done with me. That’s when I found you guys. You guys cared about me and my addiction and didn’t let that other stuff get in the way.
I’ve seen 20 docs in last 10 years for all sorts of health issues they always made me do the leg work that Tina does for me, they would have me sit on the phone for hours and run me around. But she’s great, everybody there is great. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate everyone.
I haven’t felt this good in 15 years. Ever since I’ve been with you guys and on the Suboxone, I don’t know what it is, but it’s like a godsend, because my family is coming back around now, and my old friends from before all this are starting to talk to me again. Man, another big thing was when I moved out of town, and changed people.” “It’s been a lot of hard work on my part too, but I’d still be in the gutter if it wasn’t for you guys. The more people that hear my story and other’s stories, may help them get out of addiction. I’m no different than anyone else.
—Brian, Fort Wayne, IN
“I highly recommend this place. If you're serious about becoming sober. I have never met a more caring, dedicated group in my whole life.”
I highly recommend this place. IF your serious about becoming sober. I have never met a more caring, dedicated group in my whole life. I ran into a problem with the pharmacy, they were there to help! I ran into an insurance problem, again, they were there to help! I needed to focus on getting clean for my family and they have done everything to help me do just that. Their clean and safe environment is very inviting and professional .If I ever run into someone that needs help overcoming addiction Clean Slate will be the only recommendation I give. Addiction is hard enough to overcome but with help like this, it is possible!
— Gabby, Arlington, TX