Muskingum Behavioral Health will be able to help more people with its new location

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio- Muskingum Behavioral Health is changing its location as a better way to help serve the community.

Muskingum Behavioral Health is moving to the old Mass Bingo building at 1127 West Main Street. This building is nearly twice as big as the current location. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel said the move is occurring because more space is needed to help fight the current opioid epidemic.

“One of the things I’m really excited about, is we’re going to be able to double our group space. Right now, we have two group rooms. We will have four group rooms when we move, which means we will be able to serve even more people who have an addiction. Based on what I’ve seen with the opioid epidemic, the clientele is going to be there,” said Carrel.

In the last seven years, Muskingum Behavioral Health has doubled its staff to keep up with the doubling number of clients who are struggling with addiction. Carrel said this building fit a lot of the needs of Muskingum Behavioral Health. He said there will be adequate parking, space for offices and group rooms, as well as a great location.

“It’s right of the Y-Bridge, is accessible north and south and for clients. A lot of our clients who have mobility issues as far as transportation, we’re going to be closer to some of our clients. We get clients from all over the county, all over the city but you know we have a group of clients, a number of people who have been telling us that they’re really excited about being closer to where some of our clients live,” said Carrel.

Carrel said the move will take about 4 to 6 months. He said there is a lot to do to make it ready but it will help the organization to do so much for the community when the building is ready.

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