PIQUA — The new Sunrise Treatment Center is currently under construction in Piqua with the goal of offering the local community a new place to tackle opioid addiction at this intensive outpatient treatment center.
Dr. Jeffrey Bill, founder and CEO of the Sunrise Treatment Center, said their decision to locate in the area grew out of their partnership with Premier Health, as well as working with the Miami County Heroin Coalition.
“We worked with the Atrium Foundation as part of developing our location in Middletown. Given that Premier Health also owns the Upper Valley Medical Center, we were asked to consider opening a facility in the Troy/Piqua area to meet the needs of that community,” Bill said. “After having discussions with UVMC’s leadership, as well as the members of the Miami County Heroin Coalition and other community leaders, it became apparent that our model of care would provide a needed service in a way that would complement the other substance use disorder and mental health organizations that were already operating in the area.”
Services include medication-assisted treatment, individual counseling, urinalysis, case management, and crisis intervention, according to the Sunrise Treatment Center website. Other services include general medical, mental health, and intensive outpatient where applicable. Special care is also available for pregnant patients struggling with addiction.
The first Sunrise Treatment Center opened in Cincinnati in 2007 providing office-based opioid addiction treatment and later medication-assisted treatment. In April 2012, COO Steven Smith joined the center, which developed into an outpatient alcohol and drug addiction program. Then in 2013, the center transitioned to Ohio’s first buprenorphine-only opioid treatment programs. In July 2015, the center opened an intensive outpatient program, opening additional locations in Forest Park in 2016, Middletown and Dayton in 2018, and Milford in 2019.
“Sunrise is committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive, and affordable high-quality care to the patients it serves,” Bill said. “We feel a responsibility to deliver care that is evidence-based and cost-effective. Sunrise relentlessly advocates to local government, community, and business leaders to de-stigmatize the disease of addiction and to provide opportunities for those in recovery.”
Bill explained they also decided to come to the Miami County area in order to reach more people in need of their services.
“One of the biggest barriers to care for patients struggling with opiate use disorder is accessibility,” Bill said. “Sunrise is committed to branching out into communities with a demonstrated need for our services so that treatment is more convenient. Removing that obstacle enables people to more effectively begin rebuilding their lives as they stabilize in recovery.”
“The opiate epidemic has affected us all in any number of direct and indirect ways,” Bill said. “Sunrise is pleased to have this opportunity to add to the network of care that is collectively working to solve this problem for Miami County.”
The Sunrise Treatment Center hopes to begin treating patients at that location by March or April 2020. The Sunrise Treatment Center is currently under construction at 1130 Garbry Road, Piqua, at an estimated cost of $650,000 for 7,000 square feet of space, according to its Miami County building permit.
For more information, visit www.sunrisetreatmentcenter.net.
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