In the battle against Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), progress is paramount. Recognizing this urgency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently enacted groundbreaking changes in legislation under 42 CFR Part 8. These amendments aim to break down barriers hindering individuals from accessing essential, and often life-saving, treatment for OUD.

Empowering Progress: SAMHSA’s Legislative Updates

SAMHSA’s revisions address key areas, including admissions, treatment standards, take-home medication, and telehealth. By eliminating unnecessary requirements and promoting patient-centered care, these updates align with New Season’s commitment to accessible, evidence-based treatment for all.

Addressing the Fentanyl Crisis: Initial Dose Adjustment

Of all the legislative changes, perhaps the most significant is the adjustment of the maximum initial dose to 50 mg, reflecting the potency of opioids like fentanyl. This shift acknowledges the evolving landscape of OUD treatment and underscores the urgency of addressing the fentanyl crisis head-on.

Tailored Support: The Fentanyl Special Care Program

In response to the fentanyl crisis, New Season implemented the Fentanyl Special Care Program in 2023. This program offers tailored support to individuals struggling with fentanyl use, including increased frequency of visits with counseling and medical staff within the first eight weeks of treatment. Our nurses undergo extensive training on the induction process, ensuring patient advocacy and individualized care.

Ensuring Safety: Safeguards and Education

With SAMHSA’s support, we’re dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients while providing them with the medicinal relief needed to combat addiction to fentanyl. Our Fentanyl Special Care Program emphasizes education, patient advocacy and stringent safeguards to mitigate risks associated with fentanyl use. By providing comprehensive support, we empower individuals to navigate their recovery journey with confidence.

Expanding Reach: New Season’s Presence in Newly Adopted States

New Season Treatment Center is proud to announce our expanded reach into states that have newly adopted the groundbreaking changes brought forth by SAMHSA’s recent legislation. These states include:



New Hampshire

North Carolina


With our presence in these states, we are poised to extend our commitment to accessible, evidence-based treatment for OUD to even more individuals in need. Whether you’re in Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, or Ohio, New Season Treatment Center is here to provide the support and care necessary to overcome opioid addiction and start on the path to recovery.

Conclusion: A Call to Action

If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, know that help is available. Contact New Season Treatment Center to reach out to a trusted healthcare provider for support. Together, we can break barriers, empower individuals and build a future free from the grip of opioid addiction.