One Brooklyn Health is committed to helping those with substance abuse disorders. As such, we offer specialized services in our outpatient programs to help those who need support and effective treatments. Our Buprenorphine maintenance treatment (BMT) is a medication-assisted treatment for individuals with opioid dependence. The benefits of BMT are to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, suppress opiate effects and cravings, and decrease the risk of overdose as a result of the illicit use of opioids.
Treatment phases include:
If you or a loved one needs help with opioid use disorder, our compassionate and skilled medical team is here for you.
The buprenorphine program at Interfaith offers a low-threshold treatment approach to opioid use disorders. The low-threshold treatment approach attempts to remove as many barriers to treatment as possible and is guided by the following principles:
1) Same-day treatment entry available - health care providers assess patients and prescribe buprenorphine during the first visit.
2) Harm reduction approach - the goal of our program is to improve the patient's quality of life and protect the patient from opioid overdose, by reducing the patient's cravings and need for opioid use. The nurse care manager and primary care provider provide support for the patient in achieving their treatment goals while doing so in a non-judgmental manner. Supportive counseling which is available onsite at the Bishop Walker Clinic.
3) Flexibility - The program is offered in an office-based setting where daily and frequent visits are reduced. The patient has access to the provider through in-person, telephone and/or video visits coordinated by the Nurse Care Manager, reducing the treatment burden for the patient.
For more information or to talk with someone regarding buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorders please call or visit:
Bishop Orris G. Walker, Jr.
Health Care Center
528 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238