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Boyett Center hopes to offer more treatment

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John Gibson
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A ribbon is cut, opening an expanded treatment center for opioid and alcohol abuse in Evansville. 

The Boyett  Treatment Center opened its new location at 5401 Vogel Road, after moving from a smaller location on Lincoln Avenue.

Jennifer Hale told the gathering that she tried to “get clean” at numerous facilities before finally getting treatment at Boyett…

"And immediately I was treated like family. I was treated like nothing in the world was more important than my recovery."

Nate Boyett is the center’s president and CEO. He told WNIN he hopes to expand services…

"Currently, we're only serving that population that's addicted to opioid and alcohol. When we expand our services, we're looking to include all chemical addictions."

Boyett said he’s been there…

"13 years ago, I'm from Henderson originally, and I was out on the streets. I was homeless, I had nowhere to go, and I ended up in a homeless shelter in Louisville. And I went through a recovery program that was a part of that shelter. So that was my personal experience."

Boyett said it’s important to give back…

"I like the fact that I can come to work every day and make an impact on somebody's life." 

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reported nearly 800 opioid-related deaths in Indiana in 2016. Kentucky reported 989 deaths that same year.