A new opioid treatment center is opening its doors in Bluffton. Groups offers treatment to those who may not be able to travel to a city for help.
“They really are enjoying Groups as a whole, and they like that it’s community based. They have other people that are here that have gone through similar life paths as them,” says Whitney Miller.
Whitney is describing her Warsaw Groups, and she believes the same will happen in this new Bluffton location.
“We’ve had the chief of police here already. We’ve had other treatment centers here, and everybody seems transparent, and it is very community based, which is only beneficial to the area,” she explains.
At the facility is weekly group therapy and medication assisted treatment.
Groups says medication replacement therapy with Suboxone is widely-recognized as the gold standard for treating opiate addiction because there are less overdoses and abuse when using it.
Jade Glover is a former addict, but will now work alongside Groups to help those in need.
“I needed this…in Wells County we have a drug problem. It’s a huge issue that we’re facing, we need available resources in our community that we can take advantage of,” says Jade, with Family Centered Services.
Groups has 5 pillars for recovery: personal transformation, medical science, purpose, community and accountability.
“We believe in their recovery, we want to empower them by bringing it here to the smaller communities, it lets them take away all those barriers in the first place,” says Whitney Kirkland, regional manager for Groups.
The closest treatment facility for Wells County residents was Fort Wayne, about a half hour away, but now, on November 5th, they’ll have a place in their own backyard.
Groups is currently accepting patients at their 2035 Commerce Drive location in Bluffton. You can learn more by clicking here.