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Addictions (SUD) Treatment
Substance Use Disorder Treatment at Lynn Community Health Center
At LCHC, our staff is trained in the biological and social causes of substance use disorder (SUD), and we rely on the lived experience of our peer recovery coaches and our patients to guide our program development. You will receive respectful, compassionate support for the medical, behavioral (including medication), and social needs that are unique to individuals with SUD.
Services available for patients with SUD & in recovery:
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Group therapy with your peers
- Individual therapy and behavioral medication as needed
- Support with social needs (housing, etc)
- Peer recovery coaching
Your recovery program will be designed around your unique situation and needs. You are worthy of respect and support on this journey.
For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 781-780-4555.
”“We want people to know that they can come in here regardless of where they are in their recovery, whether that is ready to stop, has stopped, not sure they are ready to stop. Here, if you are coming and willing to work with us in all directions, we will help you.”
Jentina Mitchell, BH Integrated Clinician, Orange Team
“Everyone on the team is very nonjudgmental. Everybody here will do anything to help whoever. I have never seen anything like it, meeting people where they are at.”
Ielish Barbati, RN Case Manager, Orange Team
“The fact that we have [wrap-around service support] in Lynn is something really big and amazing. A lot of our patients that have gone through trauma and have been trying to get their lives back, they need this, and they need the support.”
“Education on de-stigmatization is extremely important. People tend to think there are two worlds. They think, I am not at risk of these things happening. There are a lot of misconceptions, people think they are just recreationally doing the drugs being sung about on the radio.”
Edward Grumeretz, LICSW Orange Team
“We are here for the patient, no matter what, no matter where they are at. We have received calls when they are in trouble, and they know they can trust us. It is an open door.”
Jannet Aceto, Community Health Worker, Orange Team
Article by Martha Bebinger, NPR
“A lot of people are very judgmental,” he says. “They like to say, ‘That person’s not going to amount to nothing.’ If you don’t give somebody a chance, how are they going to make it in life?”
Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT)
Medication for Addiction Treatment, or Pharmacotherapy, is the use of medications in combination with other behavioral and support services to provide safe and effective treatment of substance use disorders. There are several different kinds of medications that can be used; your providers will work closely with you to determine the best medication for you.
Needle Exchange and Narcan
Narcan (Naloxone) is a life-saving medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. It is administered as a nasal spray. A community health worker can teach you how to use the Narcan and supply you with a kit (2 doses per kit). It is free and confidential.
Free and confidential needle exchange is available on the Pearl Team. The team offers clean syringes, supplies for safe injection, and access to Narcan.
You do not need to be enrolled in SUD treatment at LCHC to use our Narcan or needle exchange services.