Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Accessible Recovery Services (ARS) is a broad behavioral health facility that offers Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) in conjunction with evidence-based counseling to clients struggling with opioid addiction. As a Pennsylvania-based organization, ARS has clinics throughout the state in Ambridge, Beaver, Bellevue, Butler, Carrick, Canonsburg, Clarion, Connsellsville, Erie, Franklin, Greensburg, Greenville, Harrisburg, Indiana, Johnstown, Kensington, Lebanon, Mayfair, McKees Rocks, McKeesport, Meadville, Monroeville, Natrona Heights, New Castle, New Kensington, Norristown, Philadelphia, throughout Pittsburgh and in Washington.
Treatment and Staff
Before beginning a program, all participants go through an initial intake and screening process to help the staff members determine their medical history and needs. Though ARS doesn’t offer inpatient detox services, many of its programs are akin to ambulatory opioid detox programs with therapy.
Once accepted into the program, clients begin attending outpatient-based therapy consisting primarily of group and individual sessions rooted in evidence-based therapy, primarily CBT. Still, these services are often provided by affiliated organizations nearby through referrals. As mentioned, a major component of the program are the medically-supervised MAT sessions where clients can be administered Sublocade, Buprenorphine and Vivitrol. Though each care plan varies, participants cover many topics in groups including life skills, self-esteem, stress management, trigger identification and relapse prevention. Participation in a nearby 12-step program is also strongly encouraged and required in some cases.
The staff at Accessible Recovery Services is wide-ranging and includes doctors, nurses, case managers and additional Master’s and PhD-level clinicians.
In addition to the MAT-related options, the organization also runs an outreach program called WeCan dedicated to providing Narcan (naloxone) training to local businesses and organizations. As naloxone can be a life-saving drug in cases of potentially fatal overdose, ARS is dedicated to spreading awareness and education about its potential benefits. All of ARS’s clinics accept major insurance as well as self-pay. Those who complete primary care can work with case managers to develop discharge and aftercare plans as well.
In all, Accessible Recovery Services provides a relatively narrow but necessary set of counseling and medical services to clients struggling with moderate to severe opioid addiction. Treatment plans consist primarily of MAT sessions with concurrent evidence-based counseling services, often through a local affiliate. All treatment plans are flexible and court-ordered clients are also welcome to attend. Although clients in need of more thorough counseling or psychiatric oversight may need to seek additional help elsewhere, Accessible Recovery Services offers a very broad approach to confronting opioid addiction primarily to citizens of Pennsylvania.
Accessible Recovery Services
9400 McKnight Rd, Ste 103
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Accessible Recovery Services Cost: Varies by insurance and program specifics; call for cost. Reach Accessible Recovery Services by phone at (724) 591-5236. Find Accessible Recovery Services on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest
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