Celebrating Independence Day in recovery can be a challenge. Here is a list of activities and events that provide opportunities for celebration that can be focused on fun. Please note, there may be alcohol sold at some of these events. Remember your recovery goals and attend with a sober recovery friend for support, if needed.
Awareness and education about the opioid epidemic is only useful if people understand what the terminology means. The message about the importance of treatment to help overcome substance use is usually filled with medical jargon. Even if people want to support the prevention and recovery efforts, they may get tangled up in the technical terms. UCS Healthcare wants to encourage the discussion of substance use disorder, opioid addiction and medication assisted treatment, so follow along as we explain some of the terminology we use daily and what it means.
Welcome Crossroads Behavioral Health Services to the UCS Healthcare medication unit network! We are now offering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid and alcohol addiction along with therapy at Crossroads in Osceola. There are now 10 UCS Healthcare locations at which MAT and therapy can be accessed.
UCS Healthcare will open its medication unit at Zion Recovery Services in Atlantic on Monday, February 4. This means Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT - Methadone, Suboxone) is now available in Atlantic with counseling provided by Zion.
- Dosing available Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Intakes (new patients) Monday - Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- New patients will need to be assessed by Zion Recovery to begin MAT. Contact Zion at 712-243-5091 or email@example.com
BREAKING NEWS: Our Knoxville location (813 N Lincoln Street, Suite 9) will begin dosing Medication Assisted Treatment including Methadone and Suboxone (MAT) tomorrow, Thursday, January 17. Dosing hours are 6:00 - 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday. Beginning Saturday, February 2, we will add Saturday dosing from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Congratulations to our fourth quarter Living Our Values award winner, Candace Prashad! As a Pharmacist in our Medication Assisted Treatment program, Candace displays a positive attitude, is polite and willing to help others at all times. Her nomination stated she is "wonderful to patients, co-workers and the public in general. She accepts people where they are and is very helpful, no matter the circumstances." Thank you Candace!
Over the past several years, opioid use disorder has been on the rise across the nation and in Iowa with frequent headlines appearing in the media about overdoses and increases in the usage of prescription painkillers and heroin. Now, UCS Healthcare is taking steps to help patients live a productive life in recovery, thanks to medication units which administer safe, monitored doses of Methadone or Suboxone to alleviate opioid withdrawal symptoms when used as directed in a patient’s therapeutic plan.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misuse controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that the majority of misused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The DEA’s Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.