As the opioid epidemic continues to grow across Texas and the nation, a new clinic is opening in Dallas to help addicts.
CleanSlate opened its third North Texas location Tuesday inside a medical park at 12606 Greenville Avenue — its first in Dallas County.
The company says its decision to expand was based on the local need.
"The opioid crisis in Dallas is very similar to what it is on the East Coast and the West Coast," said Michael Petersen, National Expansion Manager for CleanSlate. "No matter what area of the country we're in, we find a need."
They say the number of opioid-related deaths in Texas has surged 80 percent since 1999 and health care costs associated with opioid abuse topped $1.9 billion across the state in 2015.
Their clinics are designed to help addicts address the underlying factors fueling their habit, whether they're physical, mental, familial, or due to a lack of resources.
The company has already opened 29 clinics across eight states this year, with plans to open dozens more next year.