New Directions Recovery
focuses on supporting recovery for persons specifically seeking treatment for opiate use. For KMHS services for persons seeking assistance for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder treatment needs, please see Adult Services
New Directions Recovery offers individual and group treatment and care management support for persons desiring recovery from opiate use and addiction. New Directions Recovery staff use a harm reduction approach to meet each participant where they are in their recovery, including developing personalized plans for treatment and for relapse prevention, and a shared plan with their Primary Care MAT prescriber.
A Primary Care Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Provider must refer interested persons to the New Direction Recovery program. The New Directions team will then work closely with the MAT prescriber as the participant engages in frequent weekly individual and group meetings and care management services to address individual needs for treatment and services.
Individuals who have abused opiates in the past and are now on suboxone, whether opiates were prescribed or not and who need addiction recovery services, and persons using heroin who want or need to stop, and are put on suboxone by their PCP are welcome to participate in the program. Participants must be Medicaid eligible or have an income 220% of poverty level or less for the program, and be more than 18 years of age.
If a person does not have a Primary Care MAT prescriber and needs a referral, staff can help make a provider connection. New Directions Recovery is a substance use treatment program offering of KMHS, independent of other KMHS services. By calling 360-405-4010, weekdays, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, you will first talk with a services screener, and then be connected with New Directions staff.