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Opioid treatment grant awarded to Porter-Starke Services

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Health & Wellness, Uncategorized

Published on July 19, 2017 with No Comments

Porter-Starke Services recently received a grant through the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction to expand access to medication-assisted treatment for prescription drug and opiate addiction.

“This grant will expand the number of individuals in the community that we can help through our medication-assisted treatment program,” said Rocco Schiralli, president/CEO of Porter-Starke Services. “These services go a long way to help people with the addiction recovery process and help them lead healthy, balanced lives.”

This grant builds on the current Medication-Assisted Treatment grant from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, which has served more than 200 people already. Now, 48 more Starke and Porter County residents can receive methadone treatment at Porter-Starke Services.

The funding will subsidize transportation and cost of services for enrollees. Interested residents can apply for enrollment through July 21.

Porter-Starke Services currently prescribes both methadone and suboxone as a part of treatment for addiction to prescription drugs and opiates, along with providing counseling and other services that support recovery. Providing treatment helps reduce individuals’ withdrawal symptoms and focuses on long-term recovery.

To make an appointment, call Porter-Starke Services’ Recovery Center at 219-476-4676.

Porter-Starke Services is a community mental health center serving more than 14,000 people in Northwest Indiana with a range of services, including counseling and case management.

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