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Another option available

Last Tuesday, the fight against opioids in our region got a much-needed boost.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place for the Groups recovery center, located on Center Street near the Lawrence County Courthouse.

The facility will provide effective, affordable and convenient treatment to recover from opioid use in rural areas by combining group therapy and medication-assisted treatment.

The facility will use medication-assisted outpatient treatment with the use of Suboxone.
Groups, which began four years ago and has locations in several states, has said it will focus on a team approach to treatment, including physicians, counselors and recovering opioid users in group therapy, rather than a recovering user simply meeting with a physician.

Individual counseling will still be available, at no extra charge.

As addicts in our area receive treatment, it is key that a variety of options and treatment methods are available for them.

We wish Groups success in their work and hope they can help make a difference.