An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony welcomed the Operation Recovery medical clinic to Price on Friday afternoon. Many members of the community were in attendance to tour the new clinic as a large crowd gathered to learn more.
Operation Recovery opened for business on April 2, currently serves 50 individuals and is still growing. This evidence-based, innovative treatment program combines daily medications and therapy to help individuals suffering with opiate addiction to medically detox safely, physically stabilize and gain the skills to enter long-term recovery.
Operation Recovery is an “OTP,” or Opioid Treatment Program, dedicated to assist those with opioid use disorder get the medications and treatment they need to reclaim their lives. It is CARF accredited (The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and regulated by the Utah State DEA.
This program was initially funded by a Targeted State Response Federal Grant aimed at ending the opiate epidemic in the USA. An estimated 72,000 Americans will die of opiate related overdoses this year alone.
Because of the devastation of the opiate epidemic in Eastern Utah, Four Corners and Project Reality (a Salt Lake City organization established in 1972) joined forces and launched the Operation Recovery program.
The program offers individual and group therapy, medications, case management and skills development to assist individuals to medically detox safely as well as physically and emotionally stabilize. Then, though therapy, individuals can gain the necessary skills to live a fulfilling life in recovery. Although it is not a panacea for everyone, it is effective for many who receive the care and treatment of the professional staff and services. Participants say the treatment has been life saving as well as life restorative for them.
“My opiate addiction was killing me,” one patient shared. “I would be dead by now without the help of Operation Recovery. I’m telling you, they saved my life”.
Many in attendance reported feeling very excited to have this program in the area and also expressed gratitude for the community support to help local residents who are struggling with opiate addiction get the professional care they require to sustain a program of recovery.
For more information on Operation Recovery and its services, please call (435) 630-0764.