UAB Department of Psychiatry announces the opening of the Beacon Recovery Day Treatment Center and additional evidence-based treatment and recovery support services pivotal to the health and wellbeing of individuals with substance use disorders. The recent opioid epidemic has undeniably intensified the need for expanded treatment services. In response, UAB Beacon Recovery has grown rapidly within the past year to provide a wider range of treatment options to more individuals. Along with a new Day Treatment Program, the expansion includes a walk-in assessment clinic, additional specialty treatment groups, treatment-integrated peer recovery support, school-based adolescent treatment and family services. In addition, physicians from UAB Center for Psychiatric Medicine provide on-site mental health and primary health care as well as medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Assessment and treatment services are accessible to anyone seeking help, regardless of income or ability to pay. To support the expansion and the need for additional space, Family and Adolescent Programs and the Department’s Administrative Core for the Substance Abuse Division was relocated to the 3rd floor of the Tower Building at 530 Beacon Parkway West near Homewood.

Addiction spans across all age, gender, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic groups from big cities to rural communities. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), nearly one in every 10 Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs yet very few (11%) receive treatment. The surge in opioid use and overdose deaths has heightened community-wide response efforts to identify gaps and develop strategies to reduce barriers to treatment. The new Day Treatment Program and expansion of other Beacon Recovery services supports UAB Department of Psychiatry’s efforts to offer quality, comprehensive outpatient continuum of care for adults and adolescents with substance use needs.

Meet the clinical team and learn more about Beacon Recovery

Thursday May 2, 2019
3:30 to 5:00

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