We know there is an opioid epidemic in the U.S. This means communities need to find ways to help more people with prevention and substance abuse treatment services. Berks Community Health Center (BCHC) is combatting the opioid crisis by offering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for individuals struggling with opioid, heroin, alcohol and/or nicotine dependence. Treatment is not only for people who are addicted to illegal drugs. It can help people who are addicted to prescription opioids, too.
When a person is in Medication Assisted Treatment, they take medication along with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat their substance abuse disorder. Research has shown that combining medication with behavioral health care can help people safely recover. In BCHC’s MAT program, medications prescribed include: Suboxone, Vivitrol, and Nicotine Replacement treatments. These medications help eliminate cravings, decrease the symptoms of withdrawal, and help to restore a healthy lifestyle.
BCHC’s approach is simple, effective and tailored to each person’s individual needs. Start the New Year with hope and aspirations. Make the decision today, you deserve it, and life is worth it. Call 484-721-6696 for MAT services at BCHC.
A few words from Joe, MAT patient:
“We don’t have to suffer in pain anymore, give yourself or a loved one hope. Help is available. We do recover, and live better lives.”
Helen Wooten, LCSW
Director of Behavioral Health Services
Berks Community Health Center