St. Joseph City Council members hear grim statistics about city opioid crisis
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St. Joseph City Council heard from staff at the local treatment and recovery service about the opioid crisis the city is currently facing.
The city council heard from executives at the Family Guidance Center, St. Joseph Metro Treatment Center of the New Season, Northwest Health Services, and St. Kilbe-Puckett Center of Healing on various topics related to the opioid crisis, including those currently available Treatment options.
Debra Bradley, St. Joseph’s director of health, says there are a variety of treatment options for opioid use.
“There are drug treatments, called MAT for short, and it is the most effective type of treatment, there are inpatient, there are intensive outpatient, holistic / alternative types of treatments, there are community support programs,” Bradley told St Joseph City Council.
The city council was also asked about the possibility of opening a detox center.
Kristina Hannon, co-CEO of the Family Guidance Center, says a detox service is a three to five day stay at a treatment facility.
“There is evidence that it is easier to get some people on drug treatment immediately after an overdose when they enter a treatment facility,” says Hannon. “There is also evidence that not many people complete treatment.”
Kristina Hannon, Co-CEO of the Family Guidance Center, notes how many people have interformal treatment plans after a detox episode.
“The national average is 14.4%, the national average is 19% and the worrying thing about these numbers is, I mean, it’s clearly very good to have that number of people cared for, but the worrying thing is that it is There is also data showing that people with an opioid use disorder who cannot later be treated long-term have a significantly higher risk of dying from an overdose, ”says Hannon.
Hannon says the city of St. Joseph hasn’t had a detox center for several years.