The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced it is contracting with 26 community-based treatment provider organizations in the greater Springfield, Massachusetts area to add 398 treatment beds for addiction and mental health disorders. The new beds will be part of efforts to open and expand new specialized residential rehabilitation treatment programs that serve dual-diagnosed individuals who are at a higher risk to experience opioid-related overdoses.
DPH cites the move as part of its comprehensive approach to addressing the opioid epidemic and getting more people into recovery by increasing the number of treatment beds available for individuals struggling with addiction disorder. The new programs will offer addiction disorder and psychiatric treatment services, which includes the coordination of medications for addiction disorder and mental health.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) promotes the health and well-being of all residents by ensuring access to high-quality public health and health care services, and by focusing on prevention, wellness, and health equity in all people.
This was reported by Mass Live on April 5, 2019.
Contact Information: Massachuetts Department of Public Health, 250 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108; (617) 624-6000; Website: www.mass.gov/orgs/department-of-public-health