Bradford Health Services, the largest provider of addiction treatment services in the Southeast, announced the expansion of its services in Alabama and Tennessee with the launch of the Bradford Clinic, a new program with outpatient centers that combine Bradford’s clinically proven counseling with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).
MAT Clinic Locations in Alabama and Tennessee
The company opened its first Bradford Clinic location in Montgomery, Ala., in September 2020 and locations in Cookeville and Chattanooga, Tenn. this month. The new program applies an evidence-based approach of incorporating psychological and behavioral therapies with prescription medications to treat substance use disorders, including opioid addiction and alcoholism.
“Research has shown that successful long-term recovery is directly linked to a patient spending an adequate length of time in treatment,” said Valeta Neal, Vice President of Bradford’s Outpatient division. “To provide them that time, patients must have access to convenient, quality care to begin or to continue their treatment. The Bradford Clinics will provide that care in outpatient settings with a coordinated care team.”
Whole-Patient Alcohol and Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs
In the ongoing opioid epidemic, Medication-Assisted Treatment has become increasingly utilized as an effective treatment method for helping patients sustain recovery. The prescribed use of medications such as naltrexone (Vivitrol®) and buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Sublocade®) reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings, minimizing the occurrence of relapse. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), MAT is most effective when provided as part of a “whole-patient” treatment program that includes counseling and other behavioral therapies.
For many patients, MAT is an essential component of this chronic disease management and their recovery.– Dr. Brent Boyett, Medical Director for the Bradford Clinic Program
“Bradford Health Services recognizes the chronic nature of addiction and has developed programs to provide care based on the patient’s need in real-time,” said Dr. Brent Boyett, Medical Director of the Bradford Clinic program. “Patients with addiction disorders may require lifelong therapies, and they certainly require lifelong vigilance to maintain functional recovery. For many patients, MAT is an essential component of this chronic disease management and their recovery.”
Additional Bradford Clinic Locations Planned
The company plans to open additional Bradford Clinic locations throughout the Southeast in 2021. For more information and clinic locations, visit our Medication-Assisted Treatment page.