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Several organizations in Northern Colorado focused on addiction and substance abuse treatment are bolstering their efforts to make treatment more readily available and expand harm reduction techniques. SummitStone Health Partners is working to make access to medically assisted treatment for substance use disorders as immediate as possible, Director of Acute Services Cassie Damato said. SummitStone has made medications available through the organization’s behavioral health urgent care, 1217 Riverside Ave. in Fort Collins, and accepts Medicare and other types of insurance.

“Individuals don’t have to wait for an appointment with an emergency department prescriber,” Damato said. “We’re working diligently to meet individuals where they’re at.”

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