Help, hope, and healing for the debilitating disease, opioid use disorder.
Hamilton Center, Inc. has opened three certified opioid treatment programs across west central Indiana, in Terre Haute, Vincennes, and Plainfield. These clinics provide help, hope, and recovery from the debilitating disease of opioid use disorder, a disorder normally associated with the misuse of prescription pain medication and/or heroin.
Opioid use disorder is a complex problem. With continued use and misuse, it can cause serious changes in the brain and body. Medical practitioners consider opioid use disorder to be a long-term illness, like asthma, hypertension (elevated blood pressure), or diabetes.
The good news is that opioid use disorder is treatable and recovery is possible. People are able to regain their lives, heal their families, secure employment, and significantly limit exposure to communicable diseases. People are able to really live again.
People often hesitate to begin the recovery process due to fear of the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal, or because they doubt recovery is even possible. WIN Recovery provides medication and counseling to provide comprehensive and effective treatment. Once a patient begins taking the medication (methadone) at an appropriate dose, withdrawal is avoided; cravings are minimized and physical and mental stabilization occurs.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT):
Methadone is a medication administered daily for opioid use disorder under monitored, controlled conditions in the clinic. Methadone has been utilized for years with a great deal of research determining its safety and effectiveness. Once patients begin taking methadone at appropriate doses, withdrawal is avoided, cravings are minimized, and physical and mental stabilization occurs.
Individual and Group Counseling:
Behavioral health services are critical to substance abuse treatment and assist patients in learning about issues such as the science behind addiction, relapse prevention, and how to manage cravings and related behaviors. Patients are required to attend individual and group counseling. Trained counselors function simultaneously as teachers and coaches, fostering a positive and encouraging relationship to reinforce behavior change and recovery.
Case Management Services:
Case management focuses on assisting patients with building connections within their community to help support their recovery. Counselors have broad knowledge of community resources and work to link patients to healthcare, insurance and other benefits, educational institutions, sober living facilities, support groups, housing, and other social service agencies. In addition, counselors may help to coordinate care with the patient’s physicians, referring agencies, and/or the court system.