The clinic will offer everything from counseling and job placement opportunities, to methadone treatment and doctor services.
"It runs the gambit. Truly, I mean anything that would make that patient successful and help them lead a better life and increase the quality of their life is what we're going to help them with,” said Beth Davis, an addiction counselor for the clinic, and who worked previously at the Martinsburg Institute, another methadone clinic in West Virginia.
Although many clinical physicians are prescribing methadone as a top choice for heroin addiction treatment, communities are hesitant to host the clinic in their area. Many thing that a methadone clinic will attract mentally and financially unstable individuals, as well as bring more drugs into the area.
But the Addiction Recover Systems Winchester Clinic says they are not a half-way house.
"We’re not here to attract heroin addicts. We're here to treat people who are addicted to opiates," said Singer firmly.
'The problem's already here, and we definitely need the resource,” said
Most importantly, Addiction Recovery Centers is here to focus on those who desperately want to kick their opiate addiction. For $14 a day or $91 a week, at capacity, they will be able to accommodate 400 patients at a time.
"Every person that's dependant upon opiates, has a little voice in the back of their head that's telling them that this is wrong. Perhaps they had no hope, no belief that there was any treatment available. There is treatment available now in
For those who need help now, there are local clinics in Martinsburg and