Community Health Center of Cape Cod Offering Addiction Services in Mashpee

MASHPEE – The Community Health Center of Cape Cod continues to fight Cape Cod’s opioid crisis.

The CHC is now offering addictions services to the community in Mashpee, Falmouth and Bourne.

Currently, CHC is serving individuals in three addictions programs. The programs are wide-ranging, accessible to all and align with CHC’s mission to improve the health of the community through the provision of comprehensive, high quality, compassionate health care to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Step Forward is an outpatient treatment group based on the stages of change in recovery and is designed to help people who are in the pre-contemplative or contemplative stage. The goal of the group is to help patients move from beginning stages of change in recovery to goal setting and action to change. Step Forward is offered Tuesdays through Thursdays in the Mashpee office.

CHC also offers a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program for substance use disorder using Suboxone or Vivitrol. During weekly visits with a combination of certified physicians, registered nurses, behavioral health clinicians and support staff, CHC assists individuals with recovery, supporting them both physically and emotionally. MAT is offered as needed in Mashpee, Falmouth and Bourne.

The Structured Outpatient Addictions Program (SOAP) strengthens attendees’ integration with behavioral health services and expands its scope beyond substance abuse to include a more complete continuum of addiction services. This program is for people who are just leaving detox or are in need of more support than the once-weekly Early Recovery Group can offer. SOAP is a 1-2 week program offered in the Mashpee office. It not only focuses on substance use but also addresses the different areas in patients’ lives, such as mental health, physical health, employment, social supports and housing.

By TIM DUNN, CapeCod.com News Center

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