Medication-Assisted Treatment Program
Oct 18, 2018
Summit County Public Health Receives Federal Grant for Community Medication Assisted Treatment Program
Akron, Ohio- Summit County Public Health (SCPH) has been awarded a three year, $1,563,106 Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration grant for the purpose of providing medication assisted treatment to individuals living in Summit County with an opiate use disorder. This program, beginning in January 2019, will serve adults utilizing buprenorphine and naltrexone products in conjunction with two evidence-based models of treatment: Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Community Reinforcement Approach. The goals of the project are to increase the number of professionals in Summit County who are able to provide medication assisted treatment to individuals with an opiate use disorder and to provide evidence-based treatment and supports to adults with an opiate use disorder to promote longer term recovery. Individuals enrolled in this program will have access to drug treatment that includes counseling, medication, medical somatic services and recovery support services.
The medication assisted treatment program will expand the current alcohol and drug counseling services SCPH provides and enable SCPH to help fill a community need for additional treatment options increasing access to life saving interventions.
For questions or more information about the Community Medication Assisted Treatment Program at SCPH, please call (330) 375-2984.