Mount Laurel-based Pinnacle Treatment Centers on May 20 said it opened Flemington Treatment Services in Ringoes, which will serve as Pinnacle’s 11th outpatient opioid addiction treatment location in the Garden State.
Located at 176 U.S. Route 202, Unit 11, the Medicaid-friendly, Flemington Treatment Services will offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for adult men and women, including U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medicines methadone and buprenorphine to curb withdrawal symptoms from heroin and pain pill addiction, prevent relapse, and help ease the physical discomfort that accompanies opioid recovery. Individual and group counseling also is provided as part of a holistic approach to patient care.
According to NJCares, the state’s real-time dashboard of opioid-related data and information, suspected overdose deaths in Hunterdon County increased last year by 31%. The COVID-19 pandemic is a likely factor, as well as fentanyl showing up in many street drugs.
“The pandemic wreaked havoc on people who were already struggling with the disease of addiction,” said Pinnacle Treatment Centers Chief Executive Officer Joseph Pritchard in a prepared statement. “This is a very vulnerable population and they need services now more than ever. We’re grateful to be able to enter this community and start restoring lives.”
“MAT isn’t just about the medication. The therapeutic work our patients put in is essential to their recovery,” said Dr. Christopher Johnston, chief medical officer for Pinnacle Treatment Centers and medical director in New Jersey at Pinnacle’s opioid treatment programs, including Flemington. “The medicine helps their addicted brains to mend and normalize so they can begin to engage in the therapy process.” Life skills counseling, meditation strategies, anger management, and relapse prevention are a few areas of focus.
Flemington Treatment Services accepts Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, commercial insurance, and offers reasonable self-pay rates. The center is open Mondays through Fridays, 5:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., and on Saturdays, 6 a.m.- 12 p.m. Individuals can call (908) 905-0130 for a free confidential assessment.
Pinnacle’s 11 addiction treatment centers in New Jersey are: Delaware Valley Medical (Pennsauken), Hamilton Treatment Services, Flemington Treatment Services (Ringoes), Middletown Medical and Suboxone Services of Monmouth County (located in the same building in Red Bank), Ocean Medical Services (Toms River), Ocean Monmouth Care (Brick) and Suboxone Services of Brick (located in the same building), Pennsville Treatment Services, Stateline Medical (Phillipsburg) and Suboxone Services of Phillipsburg (located in the same building), Suboxone Services of Manahawkin, Suboxone Services of Toms River and Vineland Treatment Services.