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Access: Supports for Living Inc. Announces New Program to Help People Recover from Opioid Abuse

Middletown, NY – Access: Supports for Living Inc. is helping Hudson Valley residents in the fight against opioid abuse, says the organization’s President & CEO, Amy Anderson-Winchell, LCSW. A medication-assisted treatment program (MAT) is now available at Access’s Community Counseling Centers in Middletown and Newburgh.

MAT at Access is an integrated program combining physical and mental health care with medication, such as Suboxone, to overcome cravings and the other physical effects of addiction to opioids, allowing people to focus on recovery.

“At Access: Supports for Living, our mission is to help people live the healthiest and fullest lives possible. The Medication Assisted Treatment Program at Access is, at its heart, an extension of our decades-long support of people with behavioral health needs to find and sustain recovery. In doing this, the benefits spread deeply, improving health, wellness, and well-being of the communities where we live and work.”

The program is overseen by Access’s Medical Director, Dr. Lanre Somorin, who is triple Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. “Medication Assisted Treatment is an effective therapy for treating opioid abuse,” said Dr. Somorin. “It treats addiction as a whole-body illness, which it is, and it requires whole-body treatment to achieve and sustain recovery.”

For more information about the MAT Program at Access or to make an appointment, call 1-888-750-2266.

Access: Supports for Living was founded over 50 years ago by a group of families who believed in a bright, positive future for their children with disabilities. Today Access touches more than 10,000 lives annually and provides services to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Behavioral Health needs, and Children and Families with a range of needs. Access summarizes its worldview in four words: Rewarding Lives, Healthy Communities.

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