Averhealth’s mission is to reclaim lives, unite families, and strengthen communities through substance use disorder treatment. With over 20 million people currently struggling with addiction in the United States and overdoses up 42% due to the pandemic, our mission is more important than ever. Averhealth remains focused on helping our clients achieve recovery, as well as keeping clients and staff safe.
As an essential healthcare provider, Averhealth has kept its patient care centers opened in most locations across 30 states to provide services to clients, which are even more critical in the current high stress environment of the pandemic. Essential Critical Infrastructure and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides guidance to ensure that substance use disorder treatment services are uninterrupted during this public health emergency – a duty we will strive to fulfill.
Averhealth has taken precautionary steps that include increased cleaning and sanitizing of our patient care centers and ensuring that our team follows sound hygiene practices, such as increased hand washing. We are also increasing supply levels to mitigate potential supply chain disruptions.
Today, more than ever, your clients deserve evidence-based practices that are delivered in a manner designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Since 1995, Averhealth has delivered the highest quality care and continues to do so in this difficult period. Our COVID -19 safety protocols allow us to continue the use of evidence-based practices proven to help clients develop coping and refusal skills to new drug and alcohol use events. Practices that include daily notification, random selection, directly observed collections, and at least two (2) tests per week have proven to help interrupt the behavior chain by stopping new use cravings.
We believe that in times like this, it is more important than ever to adhere to evidence-based practices proven to position clients for success. Averhealth is focused on our mission of reclaiming lives, uniting families, and strengthening communities.
We appreciate all that our partners, employees, and clients are doing. Everyone has come together to limit the spread of this virus during this uncertain – but temporary – time. Please take care of your families, your clients, and yourselves. Thank you for your trust in us. We’re in this together, so let us know if there’s anything we can do to help.
For more information about how Averhealth is safely administering drug test during this crisis, click here.
Jason Herzog, CEO