Why Lindner Center of HOPE, HOPE Center North?

We are a one-of-a-kind facility, dedicated to individualized, compassionate comprehensive care, created by addiction experts. Here are the factors that make us different from every other addiction program.

We Meet People Where They Are

That means that we create an individualized plan for every single patient. We do our best to understand your particular personality, your addiction or addictions and related health and emotional issues. We work to build long-term treatment relationships that are founded on mutual respect and trust. Our goals are to:

  • Help you establish your sobriety and a life of recovery.
  • Increase your awareness of the effects alcohol/tobacco/other drugs have on your life.
  • Assess all of your possible alcohol/tobacco/other drug usage and other mental health issues.
  • Increase your positive life events.
  • Connect you to positive supports in your community.
  • Assist you with all of your goals.
  • Build your strengths in recovery.

We Provide Comprehensive Care

First and foremost, HOPE Center North aims to facilitate a reduction of withdrawal symptoms and cravings, thus allowing patients to achieve some stability as they begin the often arduous task of rebuilding their lives. But the right care involves so much more than cutting out withdrawal symptoms.

Our counseling services, resources, and support provide people with what they need to rebuild their lives, healthy and substance free. Many times, that includes treating related issues, together with addiction. We are fully equipped to help our patients with related issues like:

  • Depression, anxiety and other possible underlying emotional challenges
  • Pregnancy
  • HIV/AIDS, STDs, Hepatitis and other infectious diseases related to drug addiction
  • Workforce resources
  • Family counseling

On-going groups for family members and friends can help the patient’s loved ones better understand what the patient is experiencing and what they can do to support that person.

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We are Addiction Experts

Our team of providers includes a program sponsor, medical director, board certified addictionologist, nurses, counselors and support staff. All of our experts are passionate about addiction recovery. We truly understand, so we treat all of our patients with compassion and dedication. A few of our experts include:

Clifford Cabansag, MD, CTTS
Lindner Center of HOPE, Addiction Medicine Physician, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

As an addiction specialist, Dr. Cabansag brings addiction medicine expertise to the Lindner Center of HOPE team. Prior to joining us at LCOH, Dr. Cabansag trained as an Addiction Medicine Fellow at Cincinnati VAMC / University of Cincinnati. While there, he received extensive training in substance use disorders, particularly in opioid, tobacco and alcohol use disorders. Likewise, his training included the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric disorders.

While still in training, Dr. Cabansag obtained his federal waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid use disorders. Along with other addiction fellows, he participated in the on-going improvement of quality measures in the treatment of veterans with substance use disorders.

Dr. Cabansag also treated outpatients at the Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment in downtown Cincinnati and served as a physician in UC addictions research. Furthermore, he sought additional training and qualified as a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. To learn more about Dr. Cabansag, see his full profile.


Marie Doerger, LICDC_CS, PCC

Peter White, M.A., LPCC

We are Accredited

GoldSeal_transparentLindner Center of HOPE earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Opioid Treatment Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Lindner Center of HOPE, specifically in its Outpatient Addictions Program, HOPE Center North (4483 State Route 42, Mason), underwent a rigorous onsite survey on May 19 and 20, 2016. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.


Are you ready for recovery? Call us today and experience our care and compassion.