New center offers outpatient care for adults who are struggling with opioid addiction
PORT ORANGE — Adults in the Port Orange area who have been struggling with addictions to heroin, prescription painkillers, or other opioids now have access to a highly effective form of outpatient treatment.
Volusia Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC) opened November 8. Located at 3928 South Nova Road, Port Orange, the center provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for adults age 18 and older.
“Opioid addiction continues to have a devastating impact on a staggering number of people across the country,” said Volusia CTC Clinic Director Ashley Dale. “Volusia CTC provides adults with personalized, compassionate care that sets the groundwork for lasting recovery from opioid addiction.”
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are among the many respected organizations that recommend MAT as a safe and effective means of achieving recovery from opioid addiction.
Outpatient MAT at Volusia CTC incorporates medication and counseling.
Following a thorough assessment and a consultation with one of the center’s doctors, patients at Volusia CTC may receive a prescription for methadone, buprenorphine, or Suboxone. When used as directed within the context of a licensed MAT program, these medications allow people to end their opioid abuse without experiencing the powerful cravings and painful withdrawal symptoms that would otherwise occur.
In addition to receiving medication, Volusia CTC patients will also participate in individual and group counseling. These sessions can help patients identify and address the many factors that may have contributed to their opioid abuse and other self-defeating behaviors. During counseling, patients can begin to develop the skills and strategies that will empower them to achieve successful long-term recovery from opioid addiction.
To schedule an intake appointment at Volusia Comprehensive Treatment Center, call (855) 370-8100.