The Recovery Center was awarded an additional contract from ODMHSAS to serve consumers that are indigent in the Oklahoma area. This will target people addicted to Opiates.

This is just one of the several ways that the outpatient de­partment continues to branch out to reach and provide ser­vices for a population that is underserved at this time, de­spite the staggering number of people living in Oklahoma who are battling addiction, specifically opiate addiction.

The outpatient department has been striving toward actualizing a Chapter 24 contract with the state of Oklahoma that focuses on providing comprehensive, quality treatment to those who are addicted to opiates and those who are battling opiate addiction with co-occurring mental illness.

The services available are indi­vidual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, case management services, smoking cessation, wellness and education.

Additionally, the outpatient department is available for crisis intervention and staff support at all times.

The outpatient department is also reaching out to other agencies as a possible resource and referral source for those who work with or treat indi­viduals who have become addicted to opiates.