BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pathway Healthcare (www.pathwayhealthcare.com), a Dallas-based owner and operator of addiction and dependency treatment clinics, has opened a new Pathway Healthcare clinic in Birmingham, AL, located at 48 Medical Park Drive East, Suite 453. Pathway Healthcare specializes in treating opioid use disorder, alcohol dependency and other drug use disorders through a proprietary care model, know as MAT Plus ®, that combines medication assisted treatment with behavioral counseling.
Dr. Karen Avery is the Medical Director for the Birmingham clinic. She has been treating addiction and substance use disorders in the Birmingham community for the past five years and recently completed her board certification exam for Addiction Medicine.
“I’ve seen the tragic results of alcohol and substance use disorders in Birmingham, but I have also seen people turn around their lives with the right care,” said Dr. Avery, Medical Director of Pathway Healthcare in Birmingham. “Pathway Healthcare brings world class care to the community with a combination of medication therapy and behavioral counseling that gives patients the best chance of recovery.”
21 million Americans suffer from some form of alcohol or substance use disorder. In 2016, 42,200 Americans died from opioid-related drug overdoses. With 736 reported drug overdose deaths in 2015, Alabama has the highest number of opioid pain reliever prescriptions per person in the nation.
“Expanding access to treatment and breaking down the stigma associated with substance use disorders are the keys to preventing overdose,” said Scott Olson, CEO of Pathway Healthcare. “Pathway Healthcare’s goal is to provide access to treatment in as many communities as possible to prevent needless deaths and help people get healthy.”
With locations in Birmingham, AL, Madison, AL, Mobile, AL, as well as across multiple other states, Pathway Healthcare is aggressively working to increase access to care in Alabama and throughout the country. Pathway Healthcare believes that a combination of medication and counseling is the best way to bring about recovery in patients suffering from substance use disorders.
About Pathway Healthcare
Pathway Healthcare, LLC, based in Dallas, TX, is a team of specialists committed to helping patients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and dependency. Pathway’s proprietary MAT Plus® program combines medication assisted treatment and behavioral counseling in a professional and convenient outpatient setting. Learn more at www.pathwayhealthcare.com.