Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Opioid Treatment Program (OTP)
The Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) is an outpatient substance abuse treatment program at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center to help Veterans with opioid abuse or addiction (such as heroin and oral pain medications).
Services include medication assisted treatment (MAT) and counseling.
Many Veterans with substance use issues have co-occurring psychiatric and/or medical diagnoses. OTP is a comprehensive treatment program that addresses substance use, mental health issues, interpersonal problems, community support and promotion of healthy behaviors. The goal is to help Veterans achieve and maintain abstinence from non-prescribed opioids, while also providing education and support to reduce harm and make healthy decisions. We help Veterans reach their goals and improve their quality of life.
OTP’s multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychologists, social workers, addiction therapists, and nurses provide a full range of services to meet the needs of each individual Veteran.
Medications used in treatment include buprenorphine (Suboxone), methadone, and naltrexone (Vivitrol).
OTP offers individual and group counseling, liaison with medical providers, education, overdose prevention, referrals to community resources and patient advocacy.