Since opening one year ago, BrightView’s Portsmouth Addiction Treatment center has helped hundreds of area residents work toward recovery from substance use disorder. Located at 1405 11th Street in Portsmouth, the BrightView team has provided nearly 2,000 hours of medical treatment and over 2,000 hours of counseling and therapy. BrightView’s Portsmouth center also created jobs for 11 people who are dedicated to making sure local residents have access to effective, evidence-based addiction medicine.
BrightView provides evidence-based addiction treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), individual counseling, group therapy, and social support services to help patients achieve lasting recovery.
“Patients at BrightView’s Portsmouth center have made excellent progress toward recovery,” said Susan Fish, Outreach Director. “They have decreased the use of illicit substances by an average of nearly 70% within the first 90 days, with many patients achieving complete abstinence.”
The Portsmouth Addiction Treatment Center has also reduced local medical and criminal justice costs, much of which are paid by the City of Portsmouth and Scioto County. As a result of treatment, BrightView patients experienced a 60% decrease in arrests, a combined reduction of over 2,400 days in jail time, and a 50% reduction in emergency room visits.
“Portsmouth is our home, and we are here to make a difference,” said Fish. “Providing accessible quality substance use disorder treatment is not a luxury – it is a right at BrightView. We meet our patients where they are in their recovery journey and work hard to dissolve any barriers to success.”
This means accepting all forms of insurance, including Medicaid, Medicare, and military health insurance. BrightView helps uninsured patients get insurance coverage for addiction treatment and also works with a nonprofit foundation to pay for treatment for patients who are not eligible for public insurance.
“The entire BrightView team is excited to continue providing affordable, high-quality substance use disorder treatment to Scioto County for many years to come,” said Fish. “What could be more important than saving lives and helping improve the community?”
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