Addiction Treatment Center Remains a Vital Resource for Patients During COVID-19

August 7, 2020

Since the pandemic began, Ron P., 64, has relied more than ever on Suburban Hospital’s Addiction Treatment Center (ATC).

“It really makes a difference,” he says. “During this period, my anxiety has been higher. People who are in addiction treatment are walking a very fine line, and any second, for any minor reason, you can pass the threshold and relapse.”

The ATC, located a few miles from Suburban Hospital’s main campus, has been providing substance use disorder services since the early 1990s. It offers evaluation and diagnosis, individualized outpatient treatment plans for adults and adolescents, meetings for parents of teens having trouble with substance use, and a concerned persons program for those who suspect loved ones may be struggling with addiction.

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