HEROIN AND OPIOIDS
The “opioid epidemic;” is a phrase that could seem like hyperbole were it not supported by numbers that themselves are grandiose. Mississippi is one of the top five states in which opioid prescriptions are written and has an increasing amount of illicit opioids such as heroin and fentanyl coming into our state.
The Pines & Cady Hill Recovery Center is a recipient of the State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant and has support for individuals struggling with opioid use; particularly utilizing Medication Assisted Treatment or MAT. The most frequent medications used for Opioid Use Disorders are Naltrexone and Buprenorphine (Suboxone).
Medications used in MAT are prescribed as part of a comprehensive treatment plan that includes counseling and participation in social support programs. The MAT program at PACH is a multifaceted program that is individualized for each participant. Individuals receiving MAT are required to attend other services as determined by the PACH clinical team; which includes therapists, a registered nurse care manager, a psychiatrist, nurse practitioners, and peer supports. Programs that are frequently paired with MAT are Intensive Outpatient and our Residential Treatment Programs as well as Recovery Support Services. Engagement with these programs are required for individuals to remain in good standing with MAT.
Please contact us about our opioid and program immediately if you are seeking help.