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BHN to Add Medication Assisted Treatment to Continuum of Services in March

Behavioral Health Network (BHN) announced it will establish and open a new Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) outpatient clinic on its Liberty Street campus. The new program will serve those in need of medically supervised methadone, suboxone and vivitrol treatment therapies, and is expected to open in March.

This substance use disorder (SUD) specialty clinic is a new service line for BHN in Springfield and creates a full continuum of care and services at BHN for those in addiction recovery. BHN currently has a range of recovery programs that include acute treatment (detox), residential recovery homes, clinical stabilization, outpatient treatment and Driver Alcohol Education services.

This new program will serve those who have started medication treatment for their addiction in other healthcare facilities or can be a first step in starting medication treatment for their addiction.  MAT uses FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

The new clinic will be open seven days per week and is located at 395 Liberty Street, sharing building space with other BHN programs.  The campus also houses a crisis center, The Living Room, other 24-hour treatment programs, an adult outpatient clinic, care coordination and outreach services, and administrative offices.