We are happy to announce that Chartiers Center Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment Program will now be providing medication assisted treatment to include Suboxone and Vivtrol.
The program is available to those who have displayed a need for substance abuse treatment services and/or those who are diagnosed with a co-occurring mental health disorder and require Outpatient Services level of care. The program will include individual counseling, family counseling, intensive outpatient programming, psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Services can be utilized as a step down from a higher level of care, or as a first step in assisting a consumer who is experiencing a substance use disorder.
Suboxone, when taken as prescribed, suppresses the symptoms of withdrawal, reduces cravings, and partially blocks the effects of stronger opiates.
Vivitrol, is shown to have significant outcomes. It is a non-narcotic, non-addictive, nonpleasure producing medication that does not induce withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped.
We accept consumers with all UPMC Health Plan products, Community Care Behavioral Health insurance, Highmark, Aetna, Medicare, and Gateway Medicare. Feel free to call and check on which insurances are accepted as not all are listed.
If you are interested in referring a new consumer to the program, please contact the main intake line at (412) 221-3302 x123. You or the consumer will be asked to complete a brief telephone screening and then an intake appointment will be scheduled. The intake appointment will consist of a more in-depth assessment of the current presenting concerns and the consumer’s readiness for change.
Dr. B and the Outpatient/SAOP staff look forward to helping consumers who want to participate in treatment and develop a plan to enhance their recovery. Please share this new program information with your consumers, and any community connections who you think may benefit. The program is open for referrals.
Chartiers Center’s Substance Abuse Outpatient Program Relocates to 437 Railroad St.
Starting Monday, September 17th Chartiers Center’s Substance Abuse Outpatient Program will be operating within Chartiers main hub at 437 Railroad St., Bridgeville. While the program is only moving 1 block away it will continue to provide Outpatient programming, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and medically assisted treatment via Vivitrol. The move will enable Chartiers to treat consumers with co-occurring disorders, including a mental health diagnosis and substance abuse, under one roof. With the coordination of the treatment team, doctors, therapists and nurses, Chartiers Center anticipates continued growth of the program as it meets a demanding need within the community.
The Family Support Group will also meet at 437 Railroad St. the first Monday of each month from 5:00 pm -6:00 pm.
The hours of the SAOP program will remain the same:
Monday 8:30 am -6 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 am – 6 pm.
For more information or to reach the program please call 412 221-3302.
Referrals to the program will be asked to complete a brief telephone screening and then an intake appointment will be scheduled. The intake appointment will consist of a more in-depth assessment of the current presenting concerns and the consumer’s readiness for change. Once this assessment is completed, the consumer will be placed in the appropriate level of care. During the consumer’s time in treatment, care will be coordinated with any other providers involved in the consumer’s life.
If a client has an emergency outside of normal business hours, he/she should call 1-800-662-HELP (4357). For any other issues such as scheduling, forms, etc., he/she can call the Information Specialist at 412-221-3302 x123 or leave a voice mail on the SAOP phone.
Use of Vivitrol in Treatment Services
Chartiers Center’s Substance Abuse Outpatient Program is offering a new treatment option for drug and alcohol consumers struggling with their sobriety. Vivitrol is a once monthly injectable form of Naltrexone which is used to manage cravings for substances such as alcohol, prescription pain killers and heroin. Vivitrol is a new, medically assisted treatment for our D&A consumer that is shown to have great outcomes. The benefits to Vivitrol are it is non-narcotic, non-addictive, non pleasure-producing and stopping Vivitrol will not induce withdrawal symptoms in the user. For consumers who want to achieve recovery from opiate and alcohol addictions, we are working with Positive Recovery Solutions to provide the Vivitrol injections. Consumers using this medication are required to participate in ongoing counseling throughout the duration of their treatment. Counseling services will address recovery specific issues and methods for maintaining long term sobriety from substances. Although Vivitrol injections manage the cravings, there is still significant work that needs to be done in therapy to work with the consumer as they learn new coping mechanisms to avoid future relapses. Also, unlike Methadone, Vivitrol is not a controlled substance; it cannot be abused and there is no illegal market for it. For information on Vivitrol visit their website at Vivitrol.com.