Town Hall Meeting for Proposed Methadone Clinic

The City of Minot wants you to know about a town hall style meeting, Monday June 22nd, in room 201 at the auditorium. The meeting will be about a proposed opioid treatment clinic otherwise known as a methadone clinic. The full news release follows below.

— Official News Release, City of Minot —

Community Medical Services of Phoenix, AZ will hold a ‘town hall’ style public meeting on June 22nd, 2015. The purpose of the meeting will be to inform the public about the company’s plans for an opioid treatment facility in the City of Minot, which would be located at 1829 South Broadway. Opioid treatment facilities are sometimes referred to as “methadone clinics.”

The meeting will be held at the Minot City Auditorium, Room 201, at 6:30 PM, and city leadership is asking all concerned citizens to attend. City Manager, Lee Staab: “This is an informal public meeting that gives the members of our community an opportunity to discuss this issue with the company that is proposing the clinic. They can also speak with local medical professionals and law enforcement. It is important that the City Council of Minot make issues like this one open to the public, and allow citizens of Minot to voice concerns and preferences for their community before the City Council makes a decision on a proposed Opioid treatment facility”.

The Minot City Council voted in October of 2014 to impose a 1 year moratorium on the opening of any such clinic so further research could be conducted. City officials have done on-site visits and investigations of similar clinics run by Community Medical Services, and will be available to answer questions from the public as well.

From the company’s website: Community Medical Services is a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited addiction treatment program providing services in the form of outpatient drug replacement therapy and private one–on–one counseling to those seeking help with their substance addictions. We have three Arizona locations which cater to Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Tempe; a clinic in Tucson which caters to the surrounding areas including Sierra Vista and Casa Grande and three clinics in Montana located in Missoula, Kalispell, and Billings, which cater to clients in Bozeman and Helena as well as to clients in Williston and Dickinson, North Dakota.

Here’s a link to the website.

Location of Proposed Clinic

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Josh Wolsky

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