Bradford Health Opens Outpatient Medication-Assisted Treatment Clinics in Alabama and Tennessee
01/26/2021

Bradford Health Services has expanded its services with the launch of the Bradford Clinic, an outpatient Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) program.

Online PR News – 26-January-2021 – Birmingham, AL – Bradford Health Services, the largest provider of addiction treatment services in the Southeast, announced the expansion of its services in Alabama and Tennessee with the launch of the Bradford Clinic, a new program with outpatient centers that combine Bradford's clinically proven counseling with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).
The company opened its first Bradford Clinic location in Montgomery, Ala., in September 2020 and locations in Cookeville and Chattanooga, Tenn. this month. The new program applies an evidence-based approach of incorporating psychological and behavioral therapies with prescription medications to treat substance use disorders, including opioid addiction and alcoholism.

"Research has shown that successful long-term recovery is directly linked to a patient spending an adequate length of time in treatment," said Valeta Neal, Vice President of Bradford's Outpatient division. "To provide them that time, patients must have access to convenient, quality care to begin or to continue their treatment. The Bradford Clinics will provide that care in outpatient settings with a coordinated care team."

In the ongoing opioid epidemic, Medication-Assisted Treatment has become increasingly utilized as an effective treatment method for helping patients sustain recovery. The prescribed use of medications such as naltrexone (Vivitrol®) and buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Sublocade®) reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings, minimizing the occurrence of relapse. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), MAT is most effective when provided as part of a "whole-patient" treatment program that includes counseling and other behavioral therapies.

"Bradford Health Services recognizes the chronic nature of addiction and has developed programs to provide care based on the patient's need in real-time," said Dr. Brent Boyett, Medical Director of the Bradford Clinic program. "Patients with addiction disorders may require lifelong therapies, and they certainly require lifelong vigilance to maintain functional recovery. For many patients, MAT is an essential component of this chronic disease management and their recovery.”

The company plans to open additional Bradford Clinic locations throughout 2021. For more information and clinic locations, visit http://www.bradfordhealth.com/MAT.

About Bradford Health Services
Bradford Health Services is one of the nation's largest and most recognized substance abuse treatment and recovery services providers. Through its clinical facilities across the Southeast, Bradford provides early intervention services, intensive outpatient care, medication-assisted treatment, partial hospitalization, residential care, inpatient detox, and transitional living and life skills programming. Bradford’s 24-hour crisis center is available at 888-SOBER-40 (888-762-3740)