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Renz Center Offers Medication-Assisted Treatment

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February 27, 2017
Renz Addiction Counseling Center is now offering Medication-Assisted Treatment for individuals struggling with an alcohol and/or opiate use disorder, including heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin and other narcotic prescription drugs. When combined with counseling, Medication-Assisted Treatment is proven to be effective in substance use disorder treatment and aiding in the recovery process.
     Medication-Assisted Treatment is part of an integrated alcohol, drug and mental health treatment program that combines evidence-based counseling practices, education, and medication to treat those working toward positive change and abstinence. The program incorporates several different medications to tailor treatment needs to help reduce or eliminate cravings, alter brain response to mood altering substances, and reduce the risk of relapse.
     “Medication-Assisted Treatment is a comprehensive outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program where medication helps reduce cravings so an individual can focus on positive change, abstinence, lifestyle changes, and long-term recovery,” said Renz Center’s Clinical Services Director Colleen Koncilja.
For more information on Renz Center’s Medication-Assisted Treatment program, call 847-742-3545 or visit www.renzcenter.org. Renz Center accepts most health insurance, Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, Medicare, and offers financial support including a sliding-fee scale.
     Renz Center provides a continuum of care dedicated to the prevention, intervention and treatment of addictive behaviors related to alcohol, drugs, and gambling. Services range from prevention programs for youth in the schools to outpatient treatment programs for adolescents and adults. Priority is given to pregnant women and women with dependent children.  Offices are located in Elgin, St. Charles, and Streamwood. 
     Renz Addiction Counseling Center is CARF (Council on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited for its adult and adolescent outpatient treatment programs. CARF accreditation represents the highest level of recognition that can be given to an organization and shows Renz Center’s commitment to quality services. Renz Center is a non-profit organization funded in part by the Federal Government, Fox Valley United Way, the Illinois Department of Human Services, Hanover Township, Geneva, and St. Charles 708 Mental Health Boards and other local community organizations.  To find out more about Renz Center’s programs, call 847-742-3545 or visit www.renzcenter.org.
Deb Howe, Director of Marketing & Development
dhowe@renzcenter.org, (847) 742-3545 ext 236