Recovery Centers of America opens outpatient center in Trenton to meet growing need

Recovery Centers of America has opened an outpatient center in Trenton to meet the growing need of treatment for opioid and other drug addictions, it said.

The center will provide patients Medication-Assisted Treatment, which is the combination of FDA-approved medications to stave cravings of Substance Abuse Disorder and intensive counseling with behavioral therapies to combat addiction.

The center located at 801 New York Ave. was the former Trenton Healthcare Clinic. It was recently acquired by RCA, it said.

“We’re excited to bring a more robust MAT program, providing a whole-patient approach for the community,” Melissa Bishop, RCA’s MAT division director, said. “MAT has proven to be an effective way to keep patients in treatment longer, increasing the likelihood of long-term recovery.”

The clinic currently employs a staff of 25 and plans to hire more nurses and clinicians by the end of 2018, it said. Admissions to the center are primarily Medicaid patients, but RCA said it plans to make its services available to patients with private insurance soon.

RCA has two other addiction treatment centers in New Jersey: Lighthouse Inpatient in Mays Landing and another in Voorhees.