Substance Use Treatment & Recovery In Times Of COVID-19
Wednesday April 8, 2020
As communities work to combat and contain COVID-19, Adapt has implemented new protocols to reach people seeking care for substance use and behavioral health disorders.
“For people who rely on substance use treatment services—whether it’s counseling or medication-assisted treatment—we’re open and working at full capacity to serve our clients and community,” said Thomas Sorrells, Adapt Clinical Director. Available services include assessment, group and individual counseling, medication assisted treatment, peer delivered services, detox, and residential treatment for both youth and adults.
Efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, while extremely important and necessary for public safety, leave many isolated and at greater risk of harm from addiction and related problems. “Times of crisis can lead to heightened stress and anxiety, and people in treatment for substance use disorders or those in recovery may have a particularly hard time with isolation,” said Sorrells.
During this period of social distancing, Adapt offers a full range of treatment services via telehealth. New and existing clients can engage in telehealth services by phone or computer from the safety of their homes. In-person treatment remains available for those who cannot access telehealth.
Adapt has implemented a new screening policy across all locations to protect patients. Individuals seeking in-person treatment will be asked appropriate screening questions and have their temperature taken. Patients feeling sick are asked to call before coming in.
For information, call Adapt at 541-672-2691 or visit www.adaptoregon.org to find services in your area.