Ohio Addiction Clinic Open in Ex-Pill Mill

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) -- A new for-profit, cash-only drug clinic that uses medicine to treat painkiller addicts is raising concerns in a county known as an epicenter of Ohio's prescription painkiller epidemic.

Kentucky-based SelfRefind opened the clinic this fall in Portsmouth in southern Ohio.

The clinic provides prescriptions to Suboxone, which treats withdrawal symptoms.

Critics say Suboxone clinics keep people on the drug too long without extensive counseling.

Company officials say they're taking extra steps to assure residents they are not a pill mill in disguise.

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