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Addiction Treatment Programs in Elko Prioritize Integrated Approach
New opioid addiction treatment centers in Nevada have been focusing on an integrated approach to care for opioid use disorders.
By: Addiction Now
The construction of the addiction treatment centers was made possible because, about a year ago, Nevada officials and healthcare professionals set key goals to curb the impacts that opioids have had on the state.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, one of the officials who has been vocal about working to combat opioid abuse in Nevada, announced that the state had been the recipient of a federal grant of approximately $5.7 million — $2 million was designated to the establishment of the new addiction treatment centers and programs to target the population of individuals with opioid use disorders.
One facility will primarily serve the northern part of the state, another will serve the southern region and one is located in Elko.
All of them will prioritize an integrated form of opioid use disorder program featuring a number of medical professionals such as counselors, case managers, psychiatrists, nurses and peer recovery specialists who have battled a substance use disorder themselves.
The centers are required to offer several medical services including primary care screenings and psychological rehabilitation.
According to the representatives of the center, the grant was almost entirely dedicated to structural increases and staff expansions that would be qualified to provide integrated opioid use disorder assistance to patients.
The funds for the new addiction treatment programs were provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through its State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants initiative.