There are a lot of health care providers doing some great work in the field of substance abuse and promoting recovery. One of those centers is KLEAN Treatment Center, a residential facility with a primary treatment focus on drug and alcohol addiction and an additional focus on dual diagnosis. The program offers supervision and support twenty-four hours a day, prioritizing client-care above all.
We were able to meet up with Andrew Spanswick, MSW, one of the co-founders and CEO of KLEAN. He has 20 years of experience working with mentally ill and addicted patients, specializing on a dual diagnostic treatment modality. This means he works with those who have a mental health disorder and are substance abusers. We discussed some important issues regarding treating addiction, the use of synthetic drugs in particular, and also about what it means to have a dual diagnosis.