UPMC Chautauqua’s Outpatient Chemical Dependency (OPCD) unit received a grant in 2017 to help the hospital deal with treating opioid addiction in the greater-Jamestown community. The grant falls under what is called Medically Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA).
To offer our listeners details about the MAT-PDOA program and the services that are provided, WRFA welcomed into the studio Marcus Stendahl, program coordinator at UPMC Chautauqua, and Sean Jones from the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County.
Stendahl says that funding for MAT-PDOA serves two purposes. It allows OPCD to expand counseling services, MAT services, and also educate/train staff in several modalities to support recovery by also dealing with past trauma. It also allows UPMC to participate in a multi-state, longitudal study which is voluntary for MAT patients to participate in and which reviews if there is a deficit in any area of a patients life that may have lead to an increased risk of substance use.
Stendahl and Jones also talked about the important role that the family, friends and community plays in helping individuals recover from addiction. Part of the effort to educate those people is provided through the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) program.
More information about MAT PDOA services offered by UPMC Chautauqua are available by calling Marcus Stendahl at 664-8596 or by visiting the Chemical Dependency & Outpatient Mental Health Programs page at the UPMC Chautauqua Website.
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- MORE DETAILS ON COMMUNITY REINFORCEMENT APPROACH AND FAMILY TRAINING (CRAFT)