SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (PRWEB) February 20, 2023
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 Springfield. Patients will receive evidence-based medication-assisted treatment from an onsite addiction medicine specialist.
According to Lane County Public Health, fentanyl, a dangerous and highly addictive synthetic opioid, has been the primary driver of increased calls to 911, emergency room visits, and deaths in Lane County. According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, there were 578 drug overdose deaths due to synthetic opioids reported in Oregon during the 12-month period ending in August 2022, a 34% increase from the 430 deaths reported during the same period the year before.
Ideal Option’s 2021 Annual Patient Outcomes Report for Oregon shows fentanyl positive rates at enrollment were up by 85% displacing heroin positive rates which were down by 36% 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
- 93% less total opioid use
- 96% less heroin use
- 88% less methamphetamine use
- 68% less benzodiazepine use
The new clinic in Springfield is Ideal Option’s second location in Lane County and is opening at a time of desperate need for expanded access to evidence-based treatment from experienced providers. Ideal Option has been specializing in addiction medicine using buprenorphine-based medications such as Suboxone® for 11 years and currently operates 85 clinics in 11 states.
“We are so excited to have this opportunity to serve the people of Springfield. As a local from the Eugene/Springfield area, there is a direct connection,” said Marty Nelms, peer outreach specialist at Ideal Option. “These are my friends and neighbors, and I want them to know Ideal Option is here to serve them. Together we can really make a difference in the lives of the people in this community.”
The new Ideal Option clinic in Springfield is open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and is located at 3831 Main St, Ste. 108, Springfield, OR 97478.
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 65,000 patients through a network of 85 office-based medication-assisted treatment (MAT) clinics across 11 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.