​STEP gives our clients options for the treatment of opioid use disorder

The Stabilization Treatment and Engagement Program (STEP) is a drug treatment program facilitated through the Streetside Health Project with the goal of giving PPP's clients options for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The most commonly prescribed medications in STEP are buprenorphine and naltrexone injections. Clients beginning on buprenorphine typically start by attending weekly appointments, and then incrementally graduating to a minimum of once a month appointments. Additionally, naltrexone is a 28-day injection that assists clients with maintaining abstinence from opioids. Clients in STEP receive case management, engage with Certified Recovery Specialist, and are required to attend outsourced behavioral health appointments.