Gifford Street Wellness Center is an outpatient opioid treatment center that provides medication assisted care to adult men and women ages 18 and above. The services that are offered at Gifford Street Wellness Center are designed for adults who have been dependent upon prescription painkillers, heroin, or other opioids for at least 12 months.
With a combination of specially selected prescription medications and an array of focused therapeutic activities, Gifford Street Wellness Center helps adult men and women to overcome the physical and psychological obstacles that can prevent them from achieving and maintaining long-term recovery.
Following a thorough assessment of an individual’s needs and treatment goals, the staff of Gifford Street Wellness Center will collaborate with the individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that identifies the medication and therapeutic interventions that are best suited to his or her unique situation. The following medications are incorporated into treatment at Gifford Street Wellness Center:
- Suboxone (buprenorphine)
Methadone and Suboxone/buprenorphine allow individuals to stop using heroin, prescription painkillers, and other opioids of abuse without experiencing either the powerful cravings or other painful withdrawal symptoms. While taking methadone or Suboxone/buprenorphine, and individual will have the clarity of mind that will enable him or her to operate a motor vehicle, attend work and/or school, actively participate in the therapeutic elements of treatment, and otherwise fully engage in a healthy and productive lifestyle. Both of these medications have a documented history of safety and effectiveness when used as directed by a qualified healthcare provider as part of a licensed medication assisted treatment program.
Depending upon a person’s needs and goals, his or her time in treatment at Gifford Street Wellness Center may also include the following elements:
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Recovery and relapse prevention groups
- Dental services
- Laboratory services and drug testing
- Anger management services
- Peer counseling
- Alcohol awareness education for drivers
All therapy is provided by experienced and compassionate professionals, and all services are offered in both English and Spanish.
To learn more about the medication and therapeutic aspects of medication assisted treatment offered at Gifford Street Wellness Center, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you determine if our program is the perfect place for you or for a loved one.
34 Gifford St
New Bedford, MA 02744