INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. (PRWEB) December 05, 2022
Ideal Option, a national leader in evidence-based outpatient treatment for addiction to fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, alcohol and polysubstance, is now welcoming new patients in Inver Grove Heights. The new clinic, located at 5972 Cahill Ave, Ste. 112B, will provide evidence-based medication-assisted treatment led by an onsite addiction medicine specialist delivering personalized care to patients face-to-face.
Fentanyl, a dangerous and highly addictive synthetic opioid, has been the primary driver of the recent increase in overdose deaths in Minnesota. According to the state’s Department of Health, “Records show at least 1,286 people in Minnesota died of overdoses in 2021. And, most of the deaths were caused by synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which saw a 32% increase in fatal overdoses compared to 2020.”
The new clinic in Inver Grove Heights is Ideal Option’s second location in Minnesota and is opening at a time of desperate need for expanded access to evidence-based treatment from experienced and specialized providers.
According to Ideal Option’s 2021 treatment data for the Duluth location, fentanyl positive rates at enrollment were up by 74% displacing heroin positive rates which were down by 22% compared to 2020. The data also support the effectiveness of treatment. Among patients who remained in treatment with Ideal Option during 2021, urine drug testing shows:
- 98% less fentanyl use
- 92% less total opioid use
- 91% less heroin use
- 84% less methamphetamine use
“I am excited to support my community by helping people succeed in recovery from addictive substances,” said Jane Sveen, PA-C, addiction medicine specialist at Ideal Option who lives in Inver Grove Heights. “After several years working in addiction medicine, I know how transformational recovery can be for individuals and their families. It’s a joy for me to see people turn their lives around.”
The new Ideal Option clinic in Inver Grove Heights is open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is located at 5972 Cahill Ave, Ste. 112B, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076.
Most forms of insurance are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid, and patients can typically get started on treatment for fentanyl, heroin, alcohol or other substances within 1-3 business days.
Patients can make an appointment by calling 1.877.522.1275 or visiting http://www.idealoption.com.
About Ideal Option
Headquartered in Kennewick, Washington, Ideal Option was founded in 2012 and has since helped more than 60,000 patients through a network of 82 office-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinics across 10 states. With a mission to serve under-served communities, Ideal Option accepts all forms of insurance including Medicaid and Medicare. Financial assistance and payment plans are also available.
Ideal Option's team of medical providers carry certifications in Addiction and Emergency Medicine, Internal, and Family Medicine, among other specialties. The company also employs social workers, caseworkers, counselors, and mental health practitioners. This holistic approach helps drive positive outcomes, including family stability, stable housing, improved overall health, and reduced rates of recidivism.
In all the communities it serves, Ideal Option collaborates with existing stakeholders and providers to improve the continuum of care. This approach includes partnerships with emergency rooms and county jail systems, where individuals with substance use disorder often appear, as well as collaborating with numerous support agencies and municipal programs addressing social needs such as housing, mental health, and nutrition support.