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Addiction Treatment, It’s a Chronic Issue

addiction-treatment-BeaconHealthBeacon Health Options (Beacon) recently published a whitepaper, Confronting the Crisis of Opioid Addiction. One of the primary issues addressed is the treatment of opioid addiction as a chronic illness versus treatment as an acute illness, “Our health care system is currently organized to treat this addiction primarily with acute care services and the hope of abstinence upon discharge. Evidence tells us that this approach typically leads to treatment failures and re-admissions to acute detoxification services.”

The proposed solution is to implement a chronic care model across all related treatment organizations, policies and systems of care. Help address the opioid addictions crisis and learn more about recommendations in their full white paper.

About Beacon

Beacon provides the best-in-class behavioral health solutions for regional and specialty health plans; employers and labor organizations; and federal, state and local governments. Beacon offers superior clinical mental health and substance use disorder management, a strong employee assistance program, work/life support, specialty programs for autism and depression and insightful analytics to improve the delivery of care.

Pinnacle Treatment Centers

Welcoming Pinnacle Treatment Centers

The SMART Software Division is pleased to announce that Pinnacle Treatment Centers has chosen SMART as the EHR Software vendor for their locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Michigan and Kentucky, providing drug-free inpatient and outpatient treatment, medically-assisted treatment, and counseling for drug addiction.

SMART’s implementation team recently visited Pulaski Medical of Pinnacle Treatment Centers for their first SMART Software installation. Our team was impressed by the beauty of this rural Virginia town and by the hospitality of Pulaski’s staff. They do a truly wonderful job of providing a clean and safe environment for patient treatment.  We are thrilled to welcome Pinnacle Treatment Centers to our family of SMART partners and look forward to continuing our integration.

About Pinnacle Treatment Centers

PinnacleTreatmentCentersPinnacle Treatment Centers is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They began in 2006 with the acquisition of four treatment centers in Pittsburgh and Johnstown. Since then, they have expanded to provide facilities in New Jersey, Kentucky, and Virginia. Each year, their facilities provide drug addiction treatment and services at 20 facilities.

Pinnacle Treatment Centers provide inpatient and outpatient treatment for those suffering from addiction. Their services include drug-free and medication-assisted treatment, including Suboxone, methadone, substance disorders, and co-occurring disorders. They provide these treatments along with medical evaluation and counseling for our clients and their families. Through a network of facilities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Kentucky, Pinnacle treats more than 7,500 people every day.