Recovery Centers of America issued the following announcement on Dec. 6.
Eight people die by overdose every day in New Jersey, (14 per day in PA) and these deaths are projected to worsen in the next year. To meet the growing need for treatment for opioid and other drug addictions, Recovery Centers of America, a community-based provider delivering evidence-based care, has opened an outpatient center in Trenton for Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).
MAT is the combination of FDA-approved medications to stave cravings of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and intensive counseling with behavioral therapies to combat addiction on two fronts. Formerly Trenton Healthcare Clinic, RCA acquired the center to bring a greater offering of MAT coupled with advanced clinical and counseling services, including Intensive Outpatient and general outpatient programs.
"We're excited to bring a more robust MAT program, providing a whole-patient approach for the community," says Melissa Bishop, RCA's MAT division director. "MAT has proven to be an effective way to keep patients in treatment longer, increasing the likelihood of long-term recovery."
The clinic employs a clinical and administrative staff of 25 with plans to hire more nurses and clinicians throughout the rest of the year to accommodate growth. To date, admissions are primarily Medicaid patients, but RCA will make services available to patients with private insurance in the future.
The Intensive Outpatient (IOP) offering is unique to RCA's MAT program, as the full scope of counseling offered in IOP is not typically a service of these clinics. IOP consists of 12-16 weeks of counseling, three days a week, three hours per session in group and individual settings. The clinic offers same-day admissions, five days per week.
RCA has two additional addiction treatment centers in New Jersey: Lighthouse Inpatient in Mays Landing and a second outpatient in Vorhees. Also nearby is the largest RCA inpatient center in Devon, PA.
For more information on the MAT clinic located at 801 New York Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08638, please visit http://trentonhealthcare.com/.
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