If you, a loved one, or a client is suffering from opioid addiction, Sheppard Pratt is here to help.
Sheppard Pratt is proud to offer a hub-and-spoke network approach to opioid treatment. Our evidence-based opioid addiction treatment program is designed to increase access to care in Baltimore County. Approximately 65% of individuals with opioid use disorder have a co-occurring mental health disorder; 27% have a serious mental illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. As the nation’s leading provider of mental health services, Sheppard Pratt is uniquely poised to provide comprehensive, effective care for individuals experiencing addiction and mental health conditions.
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Our new opioid treatment program is located at Sheppard Pratt’s flagship campus in Towson, Md. We provide:
- Urgent assessments
- Integrated mental health and substance use care
- Methadone treatment
Our opioid addiction treatment approach addresses both substance use problems and mental health conditions. When both issues are treated at the same time, clients have a much higher likelihood of ongoing recovery.
Integrated Substance Use Treatment and Mental Health Care
Our team initiates both Medication-Assisted Treatment and therapy services. By providing both of these services in one location, we help our clients address both their opioid addiction and any underlying mental health conditions such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.
Methadone is a medication that is frequently used to treat opioid use disorder. When taken as prescribed, methadone is a safe and effective way of treating opioid use disorder. At Sheppard Pratt’s opioid clinic, we prescribe methadone to clients and offer convenient hours for dosing.
We help clients access the services they need to survive and thrive. This may include assistance accessing transportation and housing, connections to wrap-around employment services, and more.
Peer support specialists are people who have been successful in their recovery – they help clients stay active and engaged in recovery. When clients work with peer support specialists, they have a stronger likelihood of success and reduced rates of relapse.
Through our opioid clinic ‘hub’, we help high-risk clients get started with opioid addiction treatment and stabilize, and get access to the lower levels of care they need for long-term maintenance.
Our Substance Use Treatment Team
Our multidisciplinary treatment team includes:
- A psychiatrist specializing in addiction medicine
- Chemical dependency counselors
- Registered nurses
- Case managers
- Peer recovery specialists
Sheppard Pratt’s Outpatient Mental Health Centers in Rosedale and Timonium serve as the current “spokes” for this model. Our care teams offer medication-assisted treatment, psychotherapy, and counseling in person and via telehealth.
Opioid Addiction Training and Consultation for Providers
Sheppard Pratt addiction medicine experts are available to serve as informational resources for community providers. Our goal is to empower more providers with the knowledge needed to provide effective care for patients experiencing opioid addiction. Learn more about training and consultation for providers.