Medication-Assisted Treatment in Northampton, MA
Judgment-free opioid addiction treatment in Northampton, Massachusetts. Get same-day medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone today.
Northampton, Massachusetts: Medication-Assisted Treatment
In Northampton, Massachusetts you can get same-day access to opioid use disorder treatment, including medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone. We make getting care quick and easy, with in-person and virtual care options as well as flexible time slots for appointments. We also have a harm reduction philosophy, which just means that we won’t judge you and we won’t turn you away from our program.
We make our program accessible and affordable because we believe that you should be able to get access to treatment right when you need it. We accept most insurances, Medicare, BCBS, MassHealth, and a sliding fee scale. We even have options for those who can’t afford out-of-pocket payments. We’ll make sure care works for you, no matter where you are in Massachusetts.
Is Better Life Partners a good fit for you?
- Do you want opioid addiction treatment that is compassionate and non-judgmental? Better Life Partners is dedicated to treating everybody with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or drug use history. We want you to come as you are, we’re ready to support you through your recovery.
- Do you have a busy schedule? We’ll work with you and your schedule to make sure you can get care. We provide services virtually as well as in-person, and we have flexible timeslots for things like group counseling sessions. We’ll make sure care works for you.
- Do you want whole-person, supportive care? We know that opioid addiction is complex, and recovery is going to look different for everyone. We provide whole-person care with resources like medication-assisted treatment, and you’re able to get support from medical professionals as well as members of your own community–right when you need it.
Compassionate Opioid Addiction Treatment in Northampton, MA
Better Life Partners makes it easy to get high-quality, compassionate care for opioid use disorder, including same-day access to resources like medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone. We know that it can be difficult to make time in your schedule for treatment, that’s why we provide flexible scheduling for appointments as well as virtual and in-person options. We’ll make sure you get the care you need, no matter where you’re at in Massachusetts.
You’re able to come as you are to our treatment program, we won’t judge you and we won’t turn you away. We believe that everybody deserves a life filled with love, purpose, and belonging–regardless of their background or drug use history. We’re committed to supporting you through recovery, no matter what it might look like. We won’t kick you out for relapsing, missing meetings, or changing your treatment goals–and if you ever leave, you’ll always be welcomed back. Better Life Partners offers the best MAT program in Massachusetts.
3 easy steps to get started with opioid addiction treatment with Better Life Partners:
- Call/text us at (866) 679-0831 for a quick, 15-minute phone consultation with a member of our care team. You can start treatment immediately after this phone call, including getting access to medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone if appropriate.
- If you’d like, you can set up a follow-up appointment to give us a better idea of what you’re looking for during your recovery. In Northampton you can do this online or in-person.
- If you think Better Life Partners is right for you, we can get you set up with an assessment, a short orientation, and weekly group counseling sessions at times that work for you.
How to Get Supportive Opioid Addiction Treatment in Northampton, MA
Better Life Partners knows that individuals living with opioid addiction have been failed by the healthcare system in the past, that’s why we’re working so hard to decrease the stigma surrounding addiction. We’re committed to providing our members with compassionate, non-judgmental care–no matter what. We treat everyone with dignity and respect, regardless of their background or drug use history.
At Better Life Partners we have a harm reduction philosophy, which means that we will support you through your recovery no matter what it might look like. We know that recovery looks different for everyone, and that everyone is going to have different goals for treatment. Maybe you want medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone, maybe you want to try group counseling, or maybe you want something else entirely. No matter what you’re looking for, we’re going to do our best to make sure you’re getting the treatment you deserve.
We partner with like-minded organizations within your community in order to give you access to resources that will help prevent drug-related harms such as STIs, hepatitis C, overdose, along with others.
We’re always expanding the amount of resources we’re able to offer our members, here’s just a few of them:
- Medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone
- Group counseling led by a medical professional
- Infectious disease and drug testing
- Syringe exchanges
- Care coordination and referral services
- And so much more!
Call/text us today at (866) 679-0831 to get started with treatment or learn more about the resources we offer.
How Does Medication-Assisted Treatment Work?
Better Life Partners provides medication-assisted treatment anywhere in Massachusetts. When you get medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with Better Life Partners, you’re getting whole-person, supportive treatment that is overseen by a medical professional throughout the whole process. MAT is a form of opioid addiction treatment that utilizes medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) along with behavioral therapy for a wraparound method of care.
At Better Life Partners, we prescribe Suboxone for MAT. Suboxone is a medication composed of buprenorphine and naloxone, and it comes in the form of a sublingual film. Studies have shown that Suboxone is safe and effective in both long-term and short-term treatment plans, and it can even help reduce chances of overdose, withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and chances of relapse.
A common misconception of MAT is that it is simply exchanging one addiction for another, but this is completely false. MAT is an FDA approved form of treatment that has been thoroughly studied and shown to be an effective way of treating those living with opioid addiction. When you use MAT with Better Life Partners, you’re being guided by a medical professional, and you also have support from other community members who are also in recovery. We’ll make sure you’re getting safe, supportive care while you’re with us.
If you’re interested in starting MAT, or if you’d like to know more about it, just call/text us at (866) 679-0831 to see if MAT is a good fit for you.
Signs a Loved One is Living With Opioid Addiction
Opioid addiction is defined by Johns Hopkins Medicine as a medical condition in which one is unable to “abstain from using opioids, and behaviors around opioid use interfere with daily life.” Opioid use disorder is a medical condition, and should be treated with the same compassion and respect as any other. It can be difficult to determine if someone you know is living with opioid addiction–here are a few signs to look out for:
- New financial struggles
- Weight loss
- Isolation from friends and family
- Frequent flu-like symptoms
- Drowsiness and changes in sleep patterns
- Along with others.
If you’re concerned that a loved one might be living with opioid addiction, make sure to approach them with compassion and understanding. Don’t try to make them do anything they don’t want to do, and don’t try to force them to seek treatment if they’re not ready to do so. The best thing that you can do is make your support known, and let them know that you aren’t there to judge them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Better Life Partners located in Northampton, Massachusetts?
We partner with community organizations so that we can provide our medication-assisted treatment services wherever they’re needed in Massachusetts. With fantastic partners and virtual options, no matter where you are in the state, you can receive our opioid addiction treatment services.
Does medication-assisted treatment actually work?
Yes it does. See the research here.
How quickly can I start on buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone)?
We offer same-day treatment. Call/text to get started: (866) 679-0831.
What is expected of me during treatment?
First, you will meet with a medical professional to get started. After that, members take part in supportive counseling sessions. Depending on where you’re at in your recovery, this may look like weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly group therapy. Overall, what your treatment looks like is up to you–we’re just here to give you whatever support you need in the process.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes. We accept Medicare, MassHealth, BCBS, most insurance plans, and offer a sliding fee scale as needed.
What’s it like to be a Better Life Partners member?
We may be biased, but we think it’s pretty great! We operate with a non-punitive harm reduction philosophy, which means that we offer compassion and flexibility to help you achieve your goals. We believe in creating options and a sense of belonging during recovery, instead of focusing on consequences. Plus, we integrate with other community organizations to make sure you can get our care no matter where you are.
Become a community partner here.
More Information About Northampton
About Northampton, MA
The city of Northampton is the county seat of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of Northampton (including its outer villages, Florence and Leeds) was 29,571.Northampton is known as an academic, artistic, musical, and countercultural hub. It features a large politically liberal community along with numerous alternative health and intellectual organizations. Based on U.S. Census demographics, election returns, and other criteria, the website Epodunk rates Northampton as the most politically liberal medium-size city (population 25,000–99,000) in the United States. The city has a high proportion of residents who identify as gay and lesbian, a high number of same-sex households, and is a popular destination for the LGBT community.Northampton is part of the Pioneer Valley and is one of the northernmost cities in the Knowledge Corridor—a cross-state cultural and economic partnership with other Connecticut River Valley cities and towns. Northampton is part of the Springfield Metropolitan Area, one of western Massachusetts's two separate metropolitan areas. It sits approximately 19 miles (31 km) north of the city of Springfield. Northampton is home to Smith College, Hotel Northampton, Northampton High School, Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School, and the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. == History == === Early settlement === Northampton was known as "Norwottuck", or "Nonotuck", meaning "the midst of the river", named by its original Pocumtuc inhabitants. According to various accounts, Northampton was given its present name by John A. King (1629–1703), one of the first white settlers in Northampton, or possibly in King's honor, since it is supposed that he came to Massachusetts from Northampton, England, his birthplace.The Pocumtuc confederacy occupied the Connecticut River Valley from what is now southern Vermont and New Hampshire into northern Connecticut.