ARTC’s target population is African-American and Hispanic opiate and other substance abusers, and community members from these geographic areas, including women of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, formerly incarcerated individuals, and people with mental illness. Of the almost 3,000 active patients at ARTC, 65% are male and 35% are female. Currently, 41% are African-American, 49% Hispanic, 9% White, and 1% other.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR TREATMENT?
Admission to the ARTC Medication Assisted Treatment Program is open to all persons who have been addicted to heroin, methadone, or any other opiate for at least one(1) year over the age of 18. The admission criteria for outpatient detoxification is slightly different from ARTC’s general admission policy. Please call ARTC for more details. Although not required, preference given to applicants who reside or work within the community boundaries serviced by the clinic. Applicants whose medical or psychiatric needs are beyond the scope of the ARTC treatment program are referred to a more appropriate program.
WHAT DOES ARTC EXPECT OF ITS PATIENTS?
Patients must adhere to several basic rules while in treatment and must adhere to their treatment plans, refrain from loitering in the clinic vicinity and either provide payment through a fee-for-service or Medicaid or any other health insurance plan accepted by ARTC. All efforts are made to assist patients in becoming involved in some full-time socially productive activity and to refrain from chemical abuse.
Check out the map below for the closest clinic to your location and for full contact information, please see our contacts page.
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