Butler treating opioid addiction as disease

MANAGED CARE: Dr. Kevin Baill is unit chief of intensive inpatient adult treatment services in the ambulatory detox clinic at Butler Hospital, which recently added a center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS
MANAGED CARE: Dr. Kevin Baill is unit chief of intensive inpatient adult treatment services in the ambulatory detox clinic at Butler Hospital, which recently added a center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment. / PBN PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS

Rhode Island added a fourth center of excellence for opioid-addiction treatment at Providence’s Butler Hospital in November, part of a statewide effort to focus opioid treatment on disease management. The program provides 24/7 access to opioid-addiction treatment and six months or more of interdisciplinary outpatient services for recovery stabilization. Butler’s Dr. Kevin Baill, unit chief

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