Inpatient Addiction Treatment Center in Connersville Receives Grant
An inpatient addiction treatment center in Connersville, Indiana will receive a $1 million grant from Purdue Pharma to help residents of Fayette County.
By: Addiction Now
Fayette Regional Health System (FRHS), a hospital network with the main facility centered in Connersville, announced the grant to create a new inpatient drug treatment center. FRHS has given healthcare services to Fayette County and the Whitewater Valley for more than 100 years.
FRHS currently has two drug abuse treatment programs for youths at its facility in Connersville. The Detoxification Withdrawal Management program gives 12 beds for youths, between the ages of 6 and 17. The average length of stay for youths in this drug detoxification program is three to five days.
The residential treatment provides eight beds for male youths, between the ages of 12 and 18, with the length of stay averaging around four months.
Along with its substance abuse treatment services, FRHS provides other medical services such as pain management, fitness, and wellness.
The facility where the inpatient drug addiction treatment center will be developed was formerly a pharmacy owned by the Fayette Regional Foundation. The FRHS, after being gifted the venue, began to search for grant money and partners to help create this inpatient addiction treatment center.
"The process to acquire funding for the program was a grant proposal to the social responsibility division with Purdue Pharma," said Katrina Norris, the director of Behavioral Health & Addiction Services at FRHS. "Our proposal outlined our current services and the gap in the continuum of care in this region. Upon receipt, several phone calls occurred between Purdue Pharma and myself. A site visit was conducted with Purdue Pharma and then upon their board approval funding was provided."