Addiction Treatment Services
Do you, or someone you know, battle with substance use disorder, including problems with prescription medications, alcohol, and other drugs?
Packard’s essential strengths -quality health care for all, integrated primary and mental health care, and strong community partnerships - uniquely position us to make a difference. Packard Health’s treatment services are based on the latest models of care, and delivered with compassion and respect. Our team is experienced and certified in addiction treatment, and committed to achieving positive outcomes for our patients.
Are you struggling with opioids?
OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, heroin, Fentanyl
Packard Health's Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program combines medications with behavioral therapies, a treatment proven to be effective, and that can help some people to sustain recovery. Our doctors are certified to prescribe buprenorphine (Suboxone®) as indicated for maintenance treatment, in combination with counseling.
- Clinical assessments
- Brief intervention/psycho-education
- Addiction consultations / Addiction follow-up
- Mutual aid group resources
- Referral to outpatient treatment
- Referal to outpatient psychiatry/therapy
- Our team of experienced and certiﬁed addiction specialists work side by side with our primary and mental health care providers.
- Our staff works closely with the therapy staff at Dawn Farm and Home of New Vision so patients receive the most up to date behavioral health treatment.
- Our Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program delivers the most effective intervention to treat opioid use disorder. With therapy and FDA-approved medication, MAT has saved many lives and allows patients to
work, love, and care for their children. For many patients whose lives are enveloped in chaos and the risk of overdose death, MAT offers a lifeline.
- Partnership with St. Joseph Mercy Emergency Room, conceived in 2018, has started. ER visits for opioiduse disorder are soaring in the county and people who come to the ER seeking assistance will be safely transitioned to the care of Packard’s addiction specialists.
- Training an army to battle opioid overdoses. Gina Dahlem, our nurse practitioner at the Shelter, has delivered her naloxone training and kits to more than 1,700 agency employees and public individuals, with more than 250 overdose saves from law enforcement.
Packard Health is a singularly reliable source for MAT in the county. Patient numbers have exceeded our expectations, with 210 patients entering our program between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2018. As a small and nimble organization, we are making a big impact.