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Springfield– Behavioral Health Network (BHN) opened a new outpatient clinic for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) on its Liberty Street campus on June 1, 2020. The Springfield Opioid Treatment Program offers Methadone, Suboxone, Vivitrol and counseling services for people struggling with Opioid Use Disorder.

BHN offers a full continuum of care and services in Springfield for those in addiction recovery. Recovery programs include acute treatment (detox), residential recovery homes, clinical stabilization, outpatient treatment and Driver Alcohol Education services.

The new clinic will serve those 18 and older 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. FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies will provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.

The 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.

According to Kathy Wilson, BHN President and CEO, “We are filling the gaps in treatment and expect that this clinic will help a substantial number of people who are finding the substance use disorder program a lifesaver as they continue on their road to recovery.”

Dr. Ruth Potee, Medical Director for substance use disorders at BHN said, “The data shows better outcomes with the use of medication to treat substance use disorders. We have nearly 50 years of experience using methadone to save lives in the United States. BHN has a full scope of services to help people who struggle with addiction.”

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