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by Long Hwa-shu
Soft Landing Recovery, an opioid treatment program, has opened in downtown Highland Park to help fight drug addiction and alcohol dependence.
SLR, licensed by the federal government, offers what it says “an innovative and highly-effective approach to medication-assisted treatment,” with a success rates “four times industry averages.”
Aggressive medication-assisted treatment is proving to be one of the most effective ways to mitigate the deadly pathology of opioid cravings.” – Dr. Abdel Fahmy, chief medical officer of Soft Landing Recovery
“Treatment for people suffering with addiction, and especially opioid abuse, needs a comprehensive, integrated approach that combines psychological, spiritual and biological methods of addressing the disease,” said Dr. Abdel Fahmy, SLR chief medical officer.
“Aggressive medication-assisted treatment is proving to be one of the most effective ways to mitigate the deadly pathology of opioid cravings,” he added.
According to the Center for Disease Control, overdose from opioid is the leading cause of death in people under 50 years of age. SLR, a member of the Lake County Opioid Initiative and the Chicago Opioid Abuse Taskforce, also incorporates in its treatment program massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, hypnosis, meditation and other alternative therapies.
SLR first opened in DuPage County in 2007 and is one of only a few facilities in Illinois offering ambulatory detoxification and is among the first to integrate the medical and behavioral aspects of patient care, according to the company.
Soft Landing is at 1910 First Street, Ste. 2N, Highland Park.
The public is encouraged to call Soft Landing Recovery’s confidential hotline for a free 15 minute phone consultation to discuss how they can break the cycle of addiction: Toll –Free at 888.782.6966; or Highland Park at 847.813.2559.