Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

Our integrated substance abuse program that provides both Behavioral Health and Medical Care for patients suffering from substance use disorders is available at many of our Fair Haven Community Health Care sites. Staffed by board certified addiction specialists as well as by Behavioral Health clinicians with advanced training in the treatment of substance use disorders, our services are able to provide both medication and counseling for patients. All of our services are bilingual.

Behavioral Health services are provided both for individual sessions as well as group therapy. Services offered include the following:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Image guided therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other Behavioral Health services

Medical treatment involves the prescription of all FDA approved therapies for substance use disorders.

  • For Alcohol Use Disorder, these include a range of medications for Alcohol Use Disorder that can be taken orally as well as long acting Naltrexone (Vivitrol).
  • For Opiate Use Disorder we care for adolescents and adults as well as pregnant women and their families suffering from Opiate Use Disorder using Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) as well as Subutex (Suboxone) as well as other medications used to treat substance use disorders.
  • We also use an integrated approach to treat patients that use stimulants, hallucinogens, sedative-hypnotics, marijuana, tobacco and other substances of abuse.

Care Coordination is an important feature of the services we provide and all patients receive care coordination in our Substance Abuse program.

We also work closely with community based partners to facilitate additional treatments for patients who need it. Examples of this include a close working relationship with a local methadone clinic, the Multicultural Ambulatory Addiction Services (MAAS), which is located just two blocks from our main clinic site. We also work closely with a needle exchange program which provides free, clean injection equipment to patients who are continuing to use injectable substances. The clean needle exchange program has standing hours in our community accessible by all patients at least once a week.