Addressing Addiction on Multiple Fronts
The Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) has looked outside the box and come up with a very useful way to help addicts in their time of need. – The organization has initiated a pilot scheme in their Las Vegas facility which enables the general population of the region to access various health related life-saving kits straight from a vending machine, without charge. As mental health issues suddenly spring up any where at any time, this innovative project could be a real winner!
No Medical Appointment Needed
Individuals do not need a medical appointment, and can get free and easy access to: clean needle kits, mini sharps containers, first aid kits, Narcan kits (for anyone at risk of overdose), and pregnancy tests, among others. All they have to do is to stop off at the large vending machine at: the Center for Behavioral Health, 3050 East Desert Inn Road, Suite 115, Las Vegas, NV 89121.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Behavioral Health, Brant Massman, stated that: “We are always looking for ways to advance our beliefs in the harm reduction model. This vending machine is the first of its kind in Nevada, and has already shown great value to the Las Vegas community at TracB and Southern Nevada Health District”.
At the Forefront of Patient Care
An excellent peer support program designed to bridge individuals’ transformation into addiction treatment was recently established at the CBH Nevada facilities. In the case of opioid-related cases: the support from peers provides those who have gone down a similar path, with an identified exit; as well as support from those who understand the opportunities and challenges which recovery and opioid addiction represent.
In addition to this, the Center for Behavioral Health (which has been supported by a grant from the Opioid State Targeted Response Integrated Opioid Treatment and Recovery Centers), has built up the range of services it offers. – It now ensures that when an addict initially makes contact with the organization, they are also introduced to treatment providers, who are there to do all they can to help and support the newcomer. – This is a crucial service, as it permits the center to act in a proactive way by distinguishing patients’ opioid addiction symptoms, and getting them on the pathway to recovery.
More on the Center for Behavioral Health
The CBH is a privately held organization comprising a licenced network of treatment centers and outpatient facilities which work tirelessly to help patients who are suffering from addiction. It currently runs 23 centers across the US, and this number is growing rapidly. The organization offers treatment for anyone who is suffering from: alcohol addiction; illegal and legal drug addiction; domestic violence; compulsive gambling; and HIV/AIDS. Depending on the location, various centers offer classes for DUI, anger management and impulse control.