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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) – Many say addiction has had an impact on almost everyone in Eastern Kentucky.
The largest addiction treatment center in the state of Kentucky is teaming up with a national foundation to add another treatment program to their lineup hoping to be able to save more lives.
Addiction Recovery Care is teaming up with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation to learn more about COR-12 an evidence-based, best practice.
“When we look at what medical decision mean, they’re a decision between the person who needs help and their treatment providers,” said Eric Mills the COO of ARC.
COR-12 is a medically assisted treatment program that pairs addicts who are assessed would benefit from treatments where they would receive medicines like suboxone along with other methods receive that kind of treatment.
“What we know about the treatment models of opioid use disorder is that medications can be a vital component of the treatment,” said Jim Cowser a Trainer & Consultant at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
ARC understands that many believe suboxone is not a way of long-form treatment, and that many see it as an easy way out.
“Medically assisted treatment suboxone, is a very controversial topic,” said Mills.
They are taking that notion head-on and will use both medically assisted treatment as well as clinical, and peer support.
“By having groups like ARC to put all of those together into one place for the folks that they’re helping they are just integrating care and allowing the person to have more access,” said Bowser.
For Addiction Recovery Care, their goal is to save as many as possible, because to them that is what it is all about.
“We can’t have the opportunity for them to experience a miracle if we can use every tool available to us,” said Mills.
If you or someone you know needs help with addiction ARC asks you to call (606) 638-0938 or visit their website for more information.