Sadler works to treat you, not just your addiction

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It can feel overwhelming when making the decision to get help for an addiction. Sadler’s Medication for Opioid Use Disorders (MOUD) program is here to help those seeking care in a welcoming and supportive environment.

A case manager assists patients through visits and works with a provider to prescribe medication and monitor progress toward recovery.

Dr. Lakshmi Polavarapu is an addiction certified physician at Sadler who helps patients through the MOUD program.

“The misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription medications affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans and their families,” said Dr. Polavarapu.

“Here at Sadler Health Center we treat the patient as a whole. We provide safety net primary care services along with addiction treatment support.”

As a Center of Excellence, treatment combines medicine with counseling and therapy sessions, leading to the root causes of addiction. Our program works collaboratively with outpatient mental health and drug and alcohol providers and recovery specialists in the area and ensures patients are held accountable for  weekly meetings and support services. Assistance is available in accessing low or no-cost medications like Buprenorphine and resources to address social determinants like food insecurity, transportation, and homelessness.

Greg Stallsmith is a Case Manager in Sadler’s Behavioral Health department and works closely with patients in recovery.

“Here at Sadler our team has decades of experience working in the field and personal experience as well,” he said. “We strive to meet the patient at an individual level rather than a “one size fits all” approach.”

Recovery looks different for everyone and every person addicted to opioids is going through a different set of challenges. For some, medication-assisted opioid treatment can be the first step of hope and a path towards recovery.

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