The Stabilization Treatment and Engagement Program (STEP) is a medication-assisted recovery program that offers Prevention Point's participants options for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
The most commonly prescribed medications in STEP are naltrexone injections and buprenorphine. Participants typically start by attending weekly appointments, and then incrementally move to a minimum of monthly appointments.
STEP assists participants with decreasing their opioid use through a holistic approach to recovery. Participants in STEP work with a care manager, engage with a Certified Recovery Specialist, and attend outsourced behavioral/mental health appointments. Care managers and Certified Recovery Specialists are integrated into each appointment. STEP operates from a harm reduction lens, asking how the program can better fit individual recovery needs rather than how individuals can better fit the program. We are a low-barrier program, in that we:
- Never require ID
- Do not require insurance at intake
- Have transportation support available
- Offer flexible appointment times (clinic operates as first-come, first-serve)
*Services are provided in Spanish and English.
**Anyone scheduled for a first intake appointment must show up one hour before closing or may not be able to seen until the next clinic day.
***Anyone who shows up for their appointment after clinic hours risks not being seen until the next clinic day.
****We do not accept private insurance (assistance with switching to Medicaid and/or external referrals to another clinic are available).
Chad Gurdgiel, Medical Social Work Coordinator