As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate communities across the U.S.
Now, one Pennsylvania woman is taking treatment on the road, providing resources to communities that need it the most.
Amanda cope is a recovering alcoholic and the chief operating officer of Positive Recovery Solutions in Western Pennsylvania.
It’s an addiction recovery clinic that treats patients with a monthly injection called vivitrol.
The drug can help stop cravings for opioids and alcohol, especially when combined with behavioral counseling.
When she learned that some of her patients were driving hours for treatments, the mobile clinic was born.
PRS is currently serving roughly 580 patients and has expanded to Ohio.
Cope, who started the clinic with her cousins, says there are plans to build operations in Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida.