MedMark Treatment Centers Blairsville, PA, formerly MedTech Healthcare Group, has been successfully treating opiate addiction and dependency in the highly afflicted area of northwestern Pennsylvania since 2006. The overarching goals of this program are to stabilize patients and help them begin to live normal, healthy, and productive lives. Our individualized treatment plans include both medication maintenance as well as opiate addiction counseling, education, and relapse prevention.
At MedMark Blairsville, we specialize in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). This care model involves a combination of medicine, therapy and support services to address all aspects of opioid addiction.
Addiction specialists first used methadone to treat opioid addiction in the 1960s and 1970s, and we still use it today. Methadone has years of positive outcomes for people in recovery from opioid addiction. During a methadone program, you will visit our clinic every day for treatment. These daily appointments give you extra structure as you become accustomed to recovery. As you reach recovery goals set by federal regulations, you can earn the privilege to take methadone at home.
Buprenorphine offers a flexible treatment model for patients with mild to moderate addiction symptoms. It has a “ceiling effect” where it loses effectiveness above a certain amount. This makes it safer for patients to take on their own. During a buprenorphine program, your doctor will write a prescription that you fill at a pharmacy. You will then take buprenorphine at home according to your doctor’s directions. Your care team will help you understand whether buprenorphine or methadone will suit your symptoms better.
MAT also involves therapy with certified addiction counselors. Every patient takes part in one-on-one counseling to manage the emotional elements of recovery. You might also decide to participate in group therapy, where you will share your experiences with other patients. These services help you develop coping skills and recovery strategies.
To better support you in the recovery process, we offer additional addiction and relapse prevention services. Our educational materials and classes will teach you how to manage potential triggers for use. You will also learn how to make a plan to follow if relapse happens.
Our team partners with community initiatives that help you get the resources you need during recovery. We welcome you to ask for referrals to organizations for food, housing and other necessities.
The journey to recovery continues after you finish your services at our clinic. Our discharge planning services include detoxification, referrals and follow-ups to support you after treatment.
We welcome anyone who needs help with an opioid addiction to reach out to us. At MedMark Blairsville, we assist patients from all backgrounds with their recovery journeys. Our team promotes a welcoming environment where you can feel safe during treatment. These values drive our service to our patients:
You can find MedMark Blairsville less than 40 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA. If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more, contact us today. You can complete an online form or call us at 724-459-4884.