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Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Understanding Spectrum’s Outpatient Opioid Treatment – Part 2

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is available at Spectrum’s numerous outpatient treatment centers located throughout Massachusetts. Clients will receive a comprehensive clinical assessment, complete medical evaluation, medical monitoring, daily onsite dispensing, individualized treatment planning, educational services, and individual, group and/or family counseling. Active treatment planning and support services are also available to ...

Spectrum Health Systems and the Massachusetts Department of Correction Collaborate to Address Opioid Addiction Among Offenders

Spectrum Health Systems will soon receive federal Byrne grant funding through a partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC) as part of the state’s Heroin and Opioid Crime Reduction State Initiative.  The Department received one of nineteen grants awarded in Massachusetts designed to help district attorneys, sheriffs and other criminal justice agencies combat the ongoing opioid abuse crisis.

February 8th, 2016|

Understanding Spectrum’s Outpatient Treatment for Opioid Addiction – Part 1: What is Medication-Assisted Treatment

The process where one becomes addicted to either opiates or opioids is very complex, involving significant changes to the brain in the areas responsible for processing pleasure. Even an individual committed to quitting the use of these drugs will likely find it difficult due to associated cravings and the fear ...


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