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Addiction medicine

System wide, Geisinger has reduced opioid pain prescriptions for patients by about 50 percent. We have a team of pharmacists trained in managing narcotic medications. They work with our addiction medicine doctors who focus on meeting the unique needs of people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

Whether you’d like to learn about your options or need support to stay on track, you can count on Geisinger. We coordinate the treatments and services you need, like evidence-based medications that reduce cravings, to support you through every step of your journey.

Why choose Geisinger for addiction medicine?

  • Expertise: Our program is unique to the region because we have doctors who completed specialized training (fellowships) in addiction medicine. This level of knowledge allows us to tailor treatments in ways that help many people achieve recovery faster and maintain it over time. Find a provider.  
  • Best-available therapies: We use care that has been demonstrated through research to be safe and effective. For opioid addiction, we offer medication to reduce cravings (medication-assisted treatment). Studies show that this approach increases chances for long-term recovery. Find out more about our addiction medicine services.  
  • Easy access: Addiction medicine doctors are available to work with doctors and patients in coordinating evaluations and recommending treatments when necessary. Our team also includes pharmacists and advanced practice providers who help people with chronic pain steer clear of addiction to narcotic painkillers (opioids). Read more about opioid addiction and prevention.  
  • Leadership: We are advancing the field of addiction medicine through research and training. Our research interests include early detection and new treatment methods. We are also one of the first programs in the country with a fellowship program accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Addiction medicine conditions and treatments

At Geisinger, we offer many paths to help you achieve lasting recovery, including innovative options, such as medication-assisted treatment. From inpatient detoxification to outpatient care, our addiction medicine doctors coordinate the services you need, so you can focus on your recovery. These are some of the reasons patients, families and caregivers from all over the region put their trust in Geisinger.

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Chemical dependency
  • Opioid addiction

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