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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
When a loved one or friend is battling addiction, it can take a toll on relationships as well as stress other areas of our lives. UCS Healthcare offers resources to assist those who are supporting someone in recovery.
NARCAN (Naloxone) is a legal drug that can counteracts the effects of an opioid overdose. Narcan is available over the counter without a prescription. UCS Healthcare is offering this 30-minute training to our patients, their family and friends and our staff on the use of NARCAN. The next training sessions will be:
Our Knoxville office moved late last week and we are now located just a few doors down from our previous office. We now have more capacity for group room space and will be offering Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid addiction. The new location is:
813 N Lincoln St, Suite 9
Knoxville, IA 50138
Pictured is Cindy at the new reception desk.
Lacy Brittenson, nurse supervisor, is our third quarter "Living Our Values" award winner. She was nominated by her peers for her ability to educate, show patience and compassion, listen without judgment and display a positive attitude. Lacy has been instrumental in bringing our medication units online across Iowa to bring medication assisted treatment to more individuals who are in therapy for opioid addiction. She is pictured with UCS Healthcare chief operating officer, Jen Pearson. Congratulations Lacy and thank you for Living Our Values!