An opioid epidemic has swept across our nation–killing 1,915 Virginians in 2020. Opioid dependence is intense–and the withdrawal is painful. About 90% of people with opioid use disorder will relapse using behavioral therapy alone. Office-Based Opioid Treatment greatly increases the chances of successful recovery.
To help individuals with opioid use disorder, RACSB launched OBOT in 2017. This program provides targeted treatment to individuals dependent on opioids. AT RACSB, we combine medication with outpatient support as we strive to help individuals on the road to recovery and allow them to develop and sustain work, relationships, and hobbies.
Our highly trained staff will provide:
- Assessment of clinical and psychosocial needs, including physical health
- Individual and/or group counseling
- Connections with family support systems
- Referrals to community services
- Care coordination
- Prescription monitoring
- Medical services
- REVIVE! Training for family members and individuals receiving services
OBOT is provided at our Fredericksburg Clinic.
How OBOT Works
Opioids change the brain in unique ways, making it difficult to use one-size-fits-all substance abuse treatment.
OBOT combines therapy with medication to mitigate withdrawal symptoms, diminish cravings for opiates, and help the brain return to normal.
Studies show that this is one of the most effective treatments for Opioid Use Disorder.
Combining medication and therapy is an evidence-based approach that has been shown to:
- Decrease relapses
- Prevent overdoses
- Increase engagement in treatment
- Decrease crime associated with illicit drug use
- Increase participants’ ability to find and maintain employment
- Improve birth outcomes for participants who are pregnant
The process starts with an assessment, to make sure this program is right for you. Once your assessment is completed and ap-proved, the treatment team gathers medical information.
Each individual will come to the Fredericks-burg Clinic to receive their medication. They will also receive support groups, peer sup-port, and case management as needed. Additionally, each individual will receive a dose of narcan, which reverses opioid overdoses.
To learn more, call 540-373-3223.