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Opioid Treatment Program at GCASA
As you may know, we are launching an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) and we wanted to give you the facts related to our community.
- Since 2001, opioid addiction has increased exponentially in Genesee and Orleans Counties, and the current forms of treatment are not working effectively.
- Patients go through the steps to recovery with the assistance of a medical professional, so we can save lives.
- The clinic is scheduled to open at our Batavia location in early 2018 and will serve 150 people for treatment.
Methadone treatment is for individuals with an addiction to opioid drugs, such as heroin or prescription pain medication. When taken as prescribed, it is safe and effective. It allows people to recover from their addiction and to reclaim active and meaningful lives. Methadone works by changing how the brain and nervous system respond to pain. It lessens the painful symptoms of opioid withdrawal and blocks the euphoric effects of opioid drugs.
GCASA will administer doses of methadone to patients in a liquid form as prescribed by our medical staff. The medication will be part of a comprehensive treatment plan, which may include counseling. GCASA’s Opioid Treatment Program will be highly regulated by state and federal laws, providing a very safe and secure environment.
For a full list of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Why is this coming to Batavia instead of the other locations?
Is this going to attract drug users to Batavia?
Will the OTP/Methadone clinic increase criminal activity in the area?
Isn't the clinic trading one addiction for another?
Does methadone make people high?
How will GCASA keep our community safe?
What will the clinic do to the value of my property?
What is the maximum number of patients you will have at any time?
GCASA promotes an atmosphere of generosity, hope, empathy, respect, encouragement and empowerment.
GCASA values behavior that promotes self-awareness, encourages honesty, balance, consistency, collaboration, and trust and utilizes humor, mutual respect and reciprocity of good will.
GCASA's culture is rooted in loyalty to patients, community and staff, creating an environment where people share knowledge freely and endeavor to bring out the best in each other.
GCASA is committed to cultivate and manage resources to ensure our services are available for generations to come.
GCASA serves residents of Genesee and Orleans counties, as well as the greater Western New York region, providing a full range of treatment, prevention and support options for individuals dealing with drug, alcohol or substance abuse. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, our agency relies on the support of local, state and federal agencies, as well as donations from community members and businesses like you. Make a tax-deductible donation today and help us continue to provide support and care to those in need right here in our region.
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430 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
Clinic fax: 585-343-1197
Admin fax: 585-343-9622
Atwater Community Residence
424 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
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