M.A.T. WELLNESS & RESOURCE FAIR ON JUNE 23 – COURTESY OF RECOVERY CENTERS OF AMERICA
FREE Addiction Resources for Those Still Fighting for Their Lives
ISELIN, NJ, June 23 – Medications for Addictions Treatment (MAT) Programs are giving those seeking sobriety a fighting chance to overcome powerful addictions by combining proven medicines with expert counseling and behavioral therapies.
Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications like methadone, Suboxone and Vivitrol counteract cravings for drugs and alcohol so that patients can focus on achieving recovery and functioning in their everyday lives. With counseling and therapy, MAT programs improve the patient’s chances for a full and sustained recovery from addiction.
But the MAT program is just one piece of the recovery wellness plan. The sobriety journey continues with restoring basic necessities like getting health insurance, testing for infectious diseases and receiving job assistance, which are all being offered at this year’s MAT Health & Wellness Fair.
Woodbridge Healthcare Clinic & Recovery Centers of America (RCA)
Thursday, June 23 – NOON – 2p
670 US Highway 1
Iselin, NJ 08830
Recovery Centers of America professionals can help develop a sobriety plan, recommend services and discuss all treatment options on site. The North Jersey Community Research Initiative’s (NJCRI) mobile HIV/hepatitis testing units will be available and Social Services agents can walk you through next steps to reclaiming your life from the addiction cycle.
RCA staff providing overdose prevention training and Narcan
Mental Health Association
Jail/Prison re-entry program information
Social Services needs, including ID replacement and insurance connections
NJCRI infectious disease testing and information
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Substance use disorders are chronic medical illnesses. Like any other illness, RCA firmly believes in relying on proven science when deciding treatment options. RCA believes every form of treatment, including psychosocial services and medications that have been proven effective in valid scientific studies should be offered to all appropriate patients just as is the case in the treatment of other chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma, depression or anxiety.
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ABOUT RECOVERY CENTERS OF AMERICA:
Recovery Centers of America has 10 inpatient substance use disorder treatment facilities in the United States, outpatient facilities nearby and opioid treatment programs in Delaware County, Somerdale, Trenton and Woodbridge. RCA facilities have been recognized as the best U.S. treatment facilities the past two years by Newsweek Magazine. RCA’s mission is to help 1 million patients achieve a life of recovery through evidence-based alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Patients can obtain immediate care by calling 1-800-Recovery.