OnCall Healthy Living Program with locations in Indian Orchard and Northampton MA is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Bureau of Substance Addiction Services as an Outpatient Opioid Treatment Program.
Our comprehensive treatment program utilizes evidence-based protocols to provide up-to-date quality addiction treatment with compassion, understanding and respect. Our team of providers and behavioral health professionals work together to provide individual patient-centered medication assisted therapy(MAT) to support your recovery.
If someone you love is suffering from addiction and cannot stop using heroin, painkillers or alcohol, MAT may be the best route to recovery.
What is Addiction?
Addiction is a chronic brain disease characterized by a dysfunction of the brain’s reward center. When the addict uses the drug of choice, the reward center is activated at much higher rates than with a non-addict.
The drug use escalates as tolerance of the substance begins. Eventually, the person is willing to do just about anything to both avoid painful withdrawal symptoms and experience the euphoric high of use.
Those struggling with addiction are not bad people. They are not amoral in any way. They are sick. Sick with the disease of addiction.
Contrary to popular belief, an addict cannot “just stop.” And it is not an issue of willpower or lack of a conscience.
Addiction is much more complex.
Once the addict has gone through a successful suboxone detox and regained clarity of mind, they can then reclaim control of their choices and their life.