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Medicated Assisted Treatment is the Standard of Care according to SAMHSA

April 6, 2018

 

 

Erie, Pa. — Medicated Assisted Treatment is the standard of care, according to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration These treatment options include Methadone, Vivitrol, and Buprenorphine which is known as Suboxone.

 

New Directions Healthcare, a State and Federal Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility, offers a variety of treatment options. We believe that every patient with an opioid addiction deserves the opportunity to take their life in a new direction. Our programs include Methadone Pharmacotherapy, Suboxone, Vivitrol, Specialization in Pregnant Opioid Dependent Patients, and Counseling.

 

“Educating the Erie community about different treatment options is critical because when an individual has to make a choice for treatment they need to be fully educated with their options that best suit them,” Kara Bennett, CRNP and Project Director, said “Talking about the opioid epidemic is not enough, educating the community is pertinent because they need to be aware of a solution, which is treatment.”

 

 

New Directions Healthcare strives to provide an individual-centered environment during treatment that is focused on delivering exceptional quality care and treating individuals with integrity and respect as they work toward their recovery from opiate addiction. Mark VanDyke, Medical Director, is Board-Certified in Addiction Medicine and has been treating patients with substance use disorder for over five years in Erie County.

 

When an individual becomes dependent on opioids, have intense cravings and go through withdrawal. Medicated Assisted Treatment significantly reduces the risk of a relapse, withdrawal, and cravings. Research has found that MAT can cut the mortality rate among opioids users by half or more.

 

The biggest public health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the World Health organization all acknowledge MAT’s medical value. Most treatment programs are covered by most insurances and New Directions Healthcare can help take your life in the new direction.

 

For more information about New Directions Healthcare or treatment options please visit newdirectionshealthcare.net or call 814-240-6216.

 

 

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