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Why do we need an opioid treatment facility in this community? | Opioid Addiction Treatment Services

Drug addiction ignores every socio-economic variable and finds its way into all communities. Treating addiction is far less costly than ignoring addiction. Demographic data on patients indicates that the vast majority of patients in treatment have long associations with the community as a person struggling with their disease. It is far better to provide and encourage treatment of the addicted patient than to ignore the problem and live in the community with those untreated. If left untreated, drug use will certainly not go away, and it will impact the community through public health diseases like tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and hepatitis. Additional community costs include unpaid emergency room visits, admission to medical and psychiatric facilities, criminal activities of active addicts supporting their addiction, and incarceration.

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Q: How long does a patient need to stay in treatment?

Extensive research has been conducted in this area. Studies have routinely demonstrated reductions in illicit opioid use of up to 80% or more after several months of medication-assisted treatment with methadone, with the greatest reductions for patients who remain in treatment more than a year. The time in treatment will depend on the length and […]

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Words From Our Patients:

Methadone treatment, for me, has been a blessing. If I had not been accepted into methadone treatment, my life would be in complete chaos. I truly believe because of this treatment, I am alive, have great relations with my family, have God in my life, and also have a beautiful son. More people need to […]

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