Welcome to the sixth installment of our multi-part blog series that is providing our readers an inside look into the New Season organization, specifically how we provide top-notch treatment to our patients by administering medication-assisted treatment and professional counseling services across the 72 methadone clinics throughout the nation.
This blog follows suit with the previous posts — “three questions in three minutes” with key and essential personnel in the New Season organization.
In this post, we’ll talk with James Scully, the director of facility operations at New Season. He will address some of the regular questions we receive about our treatment centers and the areas in which they reside.
Q&A with James Scully, the New Season Director of Facility Operations
Question: How do you maintain safety, address crime and deal with issues that come up at your treatment centers across the U.S.
Answer: Our top priority is the security and safety of our patients, employees and surrounding communities. We vigilantly monitor our properties and operations, and work closely to patrol the areas around our clinics so if an issue were to arise, it could quickly be addressed.
We also work closely with the local police departments. We have security cameras installed at the majority of our centers for around-the-clock surveillance and monitoring of our locations.
Furthermore, New Season staff members are trained to monitor and resolve any loitering on the premises. Loitering is not tolerated under any circumstance.
We are sensitive to the concerns of the communities near our clinics and work with our neighbors to address any issues.
Question: How do Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP), like New Season, actually add value to neighborhoods?
Answer: New Season establishes treatment facilities in the communities where opioid abuse is the highest. Treating patients in these areas make our neighborhoods safer.
Much like a medical office, we have a comprehensive team of caregivers, including a licensed physician, pharmacist, counselors and nurses. These professionals ensure our patients are receiving the proper care they require, thus saving the community in expenses related to crime, theft, criminal justice, ER, trauma and urgent care center costs. OTPs are proven to improve local health statistics through reduced transmitted diseases and lower mortality rates.
Question: Do OTPs ever attract crime?
Answer: Our OTPs are located in areas where they are needed most. Our patients are regular people who need help.
In accordance with federal statistics, our success rate indicates that prolonged treatment offers positive patient outcomes, including patients stopping the use of illegal drug use, halting criminal activity, gaining employment, and making overall health and relationship improvements in all aspects of their life.
Studies show that criminal activity decreases in the areas surrounding a facility that administers medication-assisted treatment. This is because individuals are getting the treatment that works, and they are making positive changes in their lives.
At New Season treatment centers, we ensure patients are prescribed the proper dose of treatment medication and counseling services. When the treatment medication, like methadone, is used as prescribed, it does not impair a patient’s ability to drive, operate machinery, or go about routine activities.
We work in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies to ensure patient and public safety is of utmost importance.
Thank you for taking an inside look into the nation’s leading methadone clinic, New Season.
If you are a member of the news media or general public requesting further information, please contact our marketing team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in learning more about our treatment options for opioid use disorder, speak with one of our trained professionals 24/7 at 1-877-284-7074.