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National Recovery Month: Sharing Personal Stories of Opiate Addiction

September is National Recovery Month, and UCS Healthcare wants to remind the public that no journey through substance use disorder, addiction and opioid recovery is the same. Although many circumstances can be similar or you might notice some commonalities in opiate use disorder recovery stories, this type of situation can happen to people from all walks of life. Our team at UCS Healthcare helps Iowans by providing medication, therapy and counseling options that treat the patients’ whole health while they work towards recovery.

David Depew is the UCS Healthcare Q2 2019 Living Our Values Award Winner

Our Q2 2019 Living Our Values winner, as nominated and voted on by our employees, is David Depew, LMHC, CADC, CRC, in our Des Moines office. David was nominated by two different colleagues and they noted his efforts in starting new LGBTQ therapy groups, helping to establish a transgender support group and for his kindness and compassion. Congratulations David and thank you for representing UCS Healthcare valued at work and in the community!

Learning The Jargon of Opioid Addiction Treatment

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.

BREAKING NEWS: Medication Assisted Treatment Available in Atlantic

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 info@zionrecovery.org