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SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM

Programs For Treating Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Dependence on alcohol or drugs is one of the most pervasive problems in our community, affecting everyone from children to senior citizens. It is common for individuals coping with mental health issues to also become dependent upon drugs or alcohol, which is called a "Co-Occurring Disorder." Addiction to prescription drugs like pain killers (opiods) is becoming more persistent and Starting Point has created a specific detox and treatment program to address the medical and psychological needs that arise from these addictions.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

The MAT program provides a medically-managed approach to recovering from dependence on opiates or alcohol.  A number of medications, including Suboxone and Vivitrol, have been approved for treatment during the detoxification stage of recovery from addictive pain killers and alcohol. Starting Point administers and monitors these medications following a comprehensive history and physical. Treatment is accompanied by individual counseling and support groups.

Group Therapy and Support

Starting Point offers a number of outpatient groups that focus on substance use disorders, including a program targeted for those who have been arrested for DUI.

Women's Programs

Starting Point provides women-specific substance use disorder services at no charge to pregnant women, women with dependent children and women trying to regain custody of their children.

Programs for Teens

Our Substance Abuse and Recovery program helps teens prevent relapse by learning to recognize problem situations and avoid them. Our Working Recovery program includes topics such as helping adolescents identify problem situations that occur in their daily lives. The concepts of relapse, substance use triggers, high risk situations, relapse prevention, and developing a “recovery image” are introduced.

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