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New Plattsburgh Methadone Clinic Aims to Help Addicts

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – Health officials and police in Plattsburgh hope a new methadone clinic will help with a growing drug and crime problem in the area.

“We’ve seen a trend growing within the last eight to ten years, but the numbers are increasing even more probably for the past two years,” said Michelle Collings of Conifer Park Outpatient Clinic Plattsburgh.

The new Plattsburgh methadone clinic opened in November to help those addicted to these powerful drugs get healthy. With the publicity of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s apparent heroin overdose and Governor Peter Shumlin addressing the opiate problem in Vermont, Collings hopes people are listening.

“It brings more attention to the issue, so I think that’s a good thing,” Collings said.

Methadone is used to treat heroin and other opiate addictions. And as with other parts of our region, she says many of these addictions started with a prescription for painkillers.

“They’re not able to get them off the street because of the high price, they do end up turning to heroin,” Collings said.

Before this clinic opened in Plattsburgh, those seeking treatment had to go to clinics in Albany or Vermont for Methadone.

“We have a responsibility to help treat these people, when we’re seeing the overdose deaths, and a lot of them are not reported,” Collings said.

And, of course, the increase in drug use leads to increased crime like we’ve seen in other places. Clinton County District Attorney Douglas Collyer says criminal drug cases have doubled. He believes the clinic benefits the community and will reduce crime.

“The treatment aspect is important and every one case that you’re successful in with treatment is one less case that’s going to come back through the system, so it’s definitely a savior in the end,” Collyer said.

It’s not only crime that’s worrisome, these drugs can be snorted, smoked or injected. The clinic says most addicts are injecting and that raises serious health concerns for the community. Diseases like HIV, AIDS and hepatitis C are easily transmitted that way.

Medication Supported Recovery for Opioid Addiction

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Medication Supported Recovery for Opioid Addiction
Conifer Park Outpatient is pleased to announce an added service for patients who suffer from addiction from opioids. In an effort to provide the most current evidenced based treatment available, Conifer Park now offers Methadone Maintenance in conjunction with traditional supportive therapies for those who suffer from opioid addiction.
All patients referred for this level of medication supported recovery will be individually assessed and screened by our medical and clinical staff.
** Location: 80 Sharron Ave Plattsburgh, NY
** Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm Saturday 8:00am – 12:00pm
To schedule an appointment for an assessment or for further information:
Phone: 518-561-0130 www.coniferpark.com

If you or someone you love are having problems with drinking or drug abuse and are not sure where to turn, or who to talk to, we can help. Taking the first step towards understanding if you or a loved one has a problem is difficult and most people are afraid to reach out and speak to a health care professional about it. All information shared with our staff at Conifer Park is kept confidential and protected by HIPAA and Federal Confidentiality laws in the state of NY. So please, take that first step today, click on the link below….it may just save yours or someone’s life.

Inside Addiction February Calendar

Please enjoy this February 2014 Daily Inspirations Recovery Calendar and share with others recovering from addiction.

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Inside Addiction December Calendar

Please enjoy this December 2013 Daily Inspirations Recovery Calendar and share with others recovering from addiction.

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The August 2013 Addiction Treatment Calendar

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from Inside Addiction.

Inside Addiction November Calendar

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from Inside Addiction.

Inside Addiction September Calendar

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from Inside Addiction.

Inside Addiction

Here’s a link to Inside Addiction spotlighting Conifer Park:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq65zeA-uZs&feature=share&list=UUW-dybSaF2X0wrZE4u5K4oA

The July 2013 Addiction Treatment Calendar

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from Inside Addiction.

Ambulatory Detox

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Outpatient Detoxification for Opiates


 

Conifer Park is pleased to announce an Ambulatory Detoxification level of care for those who are in need of withdrawal services from Opiates.  We believe that a patient with an opiate addiction can benefit from this outpatient service that offers the patient the ability to receive withdrawal treatment services without hospitalization.  Each patient is clinically assessed to determine a medication assisted protocol along with additional support services necessary to safely withdraw from opiates.

 

** Location:   79 Glenridge Road, Glenville NY

 

** Hours:   Monday – Friday

 

The referral process can be made by calling our Intake Department at 800-989-6446 or one of our local outpatient clinics below. Please have  your insurance information available when calling.

 

                 Schenectady OPC

           600 Franklin Street

         Schenectady NY 12305

          (518) 372-7031

Glens Falls OPC

55 Elm Street

Glens Falls NY 12801

(518) 793-7273

Troy OPC

1801 6th Avenue

Troy NY 12180

(518) 274-5143