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Regina's Harm Reduction Methadone Clinic Renames to Opioid Addiction Treatment Clinic

The Saskatchewan State Department of Health (SHA) has announced that Regina's Harm Mitigation Metadon Clinic will be renamed Opioid Addiction Treatment Clinic (OAT Clinic).

They said in apress releasethat the new name better reflects the medical services offered in the clinic with a focus on opioid addiction treatment options. Said it was intended.

"We have for some time understood and heard that there are some difficulties in finding our services and understanding the services offered in the clinic. ", And addiction to community mental health and SHA.

"And what you can expect when a client or patient actually comes to the clinic. So I was thinking of a way to make this easier, so a name that better describes the service offered. Needed. "

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Opioid agonist therapy, also known as opioid addiction treatment, is available through this SHA-sponsored and operated addiction services clinic for drug therapy, counseling and more. It has been provided for about 20 years in combination with community support.

Willers said the service will remain the same. “Individuals who come to the opioid addiction treatment clinic are offered a team-based approach, and the service is actually centered around the clinic's physicians as a central service,” Willers said.

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"And a team that includes individuals such as addiction counselors, addictions, nurses, outreach staff, and elders.

She added that Metadon remains one of the treatment options that doctors may offer, but it is not the only one.

"Removing the reference to methadone from the clinic's name helps clarify that there are other options, some of which are new options in the world of Saskatchewan addiction medicine. Willers said. “Therefore, it was important to rename the clinic.”

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Willers said there are many other services captured under the umbrella of Harm Reduction, and their staff members have clients more than those. You can help access some of the safe supplies.

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"Doctors meet and meet people who bring opioids suffering from opioid addiction. The most appropriate drug to make a decision. One of the options they can choose is methadone, "Willers said.

"If you want to get involved with an addiction counselor, you can do it in the field. If they also want to participate in detoxification and treatment of inpatients, they should promote it too.

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She added that OAT is a place where people suffering from opioid addiction can be treated, but overdose prevention such as safe consumption sites or Regina's Newo-Yotina Friendship Center If you need a secure consumer site provided by the site.

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