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New Addiction Treatment Avenues Explored By Nonprofit
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is expanding its network and addiction treatment resources.
The nonprofit plans to open a new center offering medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in Bellevue, Washington in January.
The foundation also partnered with Oklahoma State University's (OSU) new Addiction Medicine Specialty Clinic, which joined Hazelden's expanding Patient Care Network (PCN), last month.
Hazelden created the network last August, which is focused solely on addiction treatment. Partners are able to access a majority of the foundation's resources. Patients who complete one of Hazelden's addiction treatment programs can also easily transfer to another local facility within the PCN for additional services.
"We are beginning to talk with other providers in the Seattle area about becoming involved with our Patient Care Network," stated Bob Poznanovich, vice president of business development for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, "which is a collection of like-minded, quality-oriented, ethical providers committed to sharing and collaborating around evidence-based clinical practices, education and research."
The foundation promotes its 'Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps' (COR-12) model to treat patients. It combines a traditional 12-step program with MAT.
Other ways Hazelden is approaching addiction recovery is through its imprint Hazelden Publishing, its Graduate School of Addiction and its Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California.
The nonprofit has also participated in research studies with organizations such as the American Bar Association.
Last month, Hazelden officials were supportive of Congress' 'Substance-Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act,' which will instigate reforms and new programs to benefit addiction treatment across the country.