Leading Recovery Provider Offers Affordable Opioid Treatment to Hamilton Township
Hamilton, NJ – May 28, 2019 – Pinnacle Treatment Centers (PTC), a leader in providing accessible treatment for adult men and women struggling with substance use disorders, has opened Hamilton Treatment Services, located at 3444 Quakerbridge Road, building 1A, in Hamilton, New Jersey.
Hamilton Treatment Services is Pinnacle’s latest opioid treatment program (OTP) in the Garden State. Pinnacle’s programs in New Jersey now include a total of seven OTPs, five office-based opioid treatment programs, and one intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization center.
Pinnacle is one of a select few treatment facilities in the area to provide underserved communities with affordable substance abuse treatment and the option of outpatient care. This ambulatory model of care empowers patients to take control of their treatment as it affords them the opportunity to still maintain employment, school obligations and family commitments while getting the treatment necessary to address their recovery.
“Given the opioid epidemic throughout the state, there is a drastic need for treatment. Our company is committed to bringing care directly into the community to help solve this crisis,” said Joe Pritchard, CEO of Pinnacle Treatment Centers, who made his personal journey through recovery and is now dedicated to helping others. Pritchard recognizes the need for outpatient programs that are designed to offer support in managing stress and providing patients with relapse prevention strategies, while connecting them with community support.
"The opioid crisis is unprecedented in its scope and devastating in its intensity. Our response must be equally broad in scope and intensity," Attorney General Gurbir Grewal stated during a press conference announcing NJ Cares, an initiative that shares overdose statistics in real time and access to a 24/7 statewide opioid response team.
According to data published by NJ Cares, the state may eclipse 3,000 drug related fatalities in 2019. The increase is almost entirely blamed on the opioid crisis. Hamilton Township Mayor, Kelly Yaede stated “It is so important for communities all across our state and nation to have resources, such as treatment centers, to help those who are battling addiction, particularly when it comes to the opioid epidemic. We welcome Hamilton Treatment Services to our community and hope that they, along with other organizations, can help us win the fight against opioid abuse and addiction.”
Hamilton Treatment Services accepts Medicaid and has the capacity to serve 450 patients on a daily basis. Its experienced team of licensed clinicians is committed to battling the opioid crisis in New Jersey with a range of treatment services including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), methadone, buprenorphine, and individual, group and family counseling with flexible hours.
Pinnacle’s Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Hamilton Treatment Services, Christopher Johnston, MD, said “We believe in delivering the best possible care in an environment that’s conducive to growth and healing. We meet patients where they are and offer compassionate treatment in the way that works best for them.”
For individuals undergoing MAT who require additional therapeutic support beyond what is provided in individual and group therapy, Hamilton Treatment Services will offer a more intensive outpatient program three days per week, three hours at a time, with a wide variety of group counseling sessions.
Located in a discreet setting close to public transportation, this state-of-the-art facility represents a leap forward in how opioid treatment is offered in New Jersey. “Our waiting room is open, light, and appealing. It feels more like home or even a modern primary care doctor’s office than a medication dispensary, complete with overstuffed couches and chairs, hardwood floors, and large, easy-to-read, flat-screen appointment boards that let our patients know their status,” Dr. Johnston added.
Patients receive cutting-edge addiction treatment services in private offices and conference rooms designed with healing and comfort in mind.
About Pinnacle Treatment Centers
Pinnacle Treatment Centers is a recognized leader in comprehensive substance use services. Locations include 70+ community-based centers in Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. A full continuum of quality care includes detoxification for residential and outpatient clients as well as transitional living programs. Pinnacle treats the individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being. Each center focuses on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of medically assisted treatment and compassionate attention to each patient’s needs. For more information, visit www.pinnacletreatment.com.
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