The abuse of and addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers is a serious global program that affects the health, social, and economic welfare of all societies. It is estimated that between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States suffering from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers in 2012 and an estimated 467,000 addicted to heroin. The consequences of this abuse have been devastating and are on the rise. For example, the number of unintentional overdose deaths from prescription pain relievers has soared in the United States, more than quadrupling since 1999. There is also growing evidence to suggest a relationship between increased non-medical use of opioid analgesics and heroin abuse in the United States. - National Institute on Drug Abuse
SelfRefind is helping fight the drug epidemic by specializing in an integrated Trauma Informed Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care model with emphasis on medication-assisted treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorders.
Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), relatively new in the health care environment, is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that are person-centered and build on the strengths and resiliencies of individuals, families and communities to achieve abstinence and improved health, wellness, and quality of life for those with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems.
SelfRefind believes better outcomes are achieved when you treat the whole person, an approach that engages each individuals’ full range of physical, psychological, social, relational and spiritual potential.
All staff complete training on trauma informed care recognizing that people often have many different types of trauma in their lives. SelfRefind realizes the prevalence of trauma and the role it sometimes plays in fueling addictive disorders. We teach our staff to recognize possible symptoms of trauma and have the supports in place to respond to the needs of our patients. People who have been traumatized need support and understanding from those around them. SelfRefind is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for all people.
WHAT IS MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT?
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), or Pharmacotherapy as it’s sometimes called, is a form of treatment for substance abuse addiction and mental illness that incorporates a pharmacological component. When combined with complementary psychotherapies and recovery services, treatment for substance abuse has shown to be much more effective.
WHAT ARE THE COMPONENTS OF SELFREFIND'S TREATMENT PROGRAM?
A multidisciplinary team of physicians, licensed counselors, case managers and other key staff work with patients to develop individualized treatment plans. Components of SelfRefind treatment program include:
- Physician visit
- Mental and physical health screenings: Medical, clinical and recovery assessment leading to a recovery plan uniquely tailored to each individuals' needs and goals.
- Case Management
- Acute physical medical services
- Wellness: smoking cessation, sleep hygiene and nutrition
- Interventions to increase life skill training and recovery management
- Connections to additional medical/vocational services
- Evidence based education about Substance Use Disorders and Recovery
HOW ARE PATIENTS HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR RECOVERY WITH SELFREFIND?
A Substance use disorder is a chronic and sometimes relapsing disease making accountability key to recovery. SelfRefind keeps patients engaged in their recovery though medication counts, review of urine drug screens to monitor compliance with prescribed medication and absence of non prescribed substances. In addition, physicians review prescription monitoring reports prior to a physician visit to be aware of any controlled substance their patient has filled.