Hamilton Center Inc.’s Certified Opioid Treatment Program to serve adults with opioid use disorder
June 1, 2020 Vincennes IN- Hamilton Center, Inc., a certified Indiana community mental health center, announced the opening of its newest certified opioid treatment program, WIN Recovery at 1433 Willow St., Vincennes, IN. This clinic is one of two opioid treatment programs operated by Hamilton Center Inc. with a third scheduled to open in the fall in Hendricks county.
The office is open from 6:00 am – 2:30 pm. New patients are welcome to walk in without an appointment between 6:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or can call toll free 833-232-0215 or 812-494-2215 to make an appointment. The clinic is open 7 days a week including weekend and holidays.
The facility, which is 5032 square feet, includes three medication dosing stations, separate drug screening rooms, physical examination room, and rooms for individual and group counseling. Black and white photography of local landmarks adorn the walls which were secured through assistance from the Knox County Public Library and Terre Haute photographer Wayne Jordan.
In November, 2018 Hamilton Center received a license to open the Knox county program. The clinic will provide comprehensive treatment for adults 18 years of age and older who are struggling with addiction to heroin or other opioids such as prescription pain medication. The program provides daily medication (Methadone) coupled with individual and group therapy and case management services to treat each individual’s unique needs.
Whether opioids are prescribed by a physician or acquired illegally, with continued use and misuse, they can cause serious changes to the brain and body. People often hesitate to begin the recovery process due to fear of the physical symptoms associated with withdrawal, or because they doubt recovery is even possible.
Methadone is a medication administered daily under monitored, controlled conditions. It has been utilized for years with a great deal of research determining its safety and effectiveness. Once patients begin taking methadone at appropriate levels, withdrawal is avoided, cravings are minimized and physical and mental stabilization occurs. “That is when the real recovery begins,” said Jessica Nevill, LMHC, WIN Recovery’s Clinical Director.
“The combination of medication and behavioral health interventions is the most effective in combating this disease,” said DJ Rhodes, Chief of Opioid Treatment at Hamilton Center Inc. “Opioid Use Disorder is a disease; treatment works and recovery is absolutely possible,” he added.
“We are so grateful to the Knox county community for welcoming this clinic to the area”, said Melvin L. Burks, CEO of Hamilton Center Inc. “There is a solid understanding of the benefits of medication assisted treatment and because of that many people in this community will benefit,” he added.
Hamilton Center, Inc. is a regional behavioral health system in Central and West Central Indiana. The organization provides service regionally to 13,000 clients annually. For additional information on Hamilton Center Inc., call 800-742-0787. For additional information on WIN Recovery call (833) 232-0215.
To learn more please visit www.winrecovery.org.