July 25, 2019

New Opportunities will host a free lunch and learn next week about medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction.

The lunch and learn will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at New Opportunities, 23751 Highway 30 East, Carroll.

New Opportunities and UCS Healthcare of Des Moines have partnered to provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol addiction in Carroll, including methadone and Suboxone.

Patients receive regulated and monitored medication-assisted-treatment therapy Monday through Saturday plus regular counseling.

Medication-assisted treatment helps patients alleviate the severe withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction. That is intended to enable patients to lead a more productive life as they work in recovery.

A New Opportunities and UCS news release says studies show medication-assisted treatment with counseling is the most effective long-term-recovery strategy for opioid and other addictions.

The program accepts most insurance plans, Medicaid and private pay. Treatment also can be provided on a sliding-fee scale for qualified patients.

UCS Healthcare is the largest provider of medication-assisted treatment in Iowa. The lunch and learn is a come-and-go event. UCS experts will give a brief presentation, provide a tour of the clinic and answer questions. A light lunch will be served.

For more information, contact New Opportunities at 712-792-9266.