The Support You Need, Now Within Reach
The Temple Recovery Using Scientific Treatments Clinic — known as TRUST — serves as a hub of care delivery for patients struggling with opioid use disorder, as well as support for a network of local primary care physicians who are also providing such care.
TRUST provides community physicians with greater access to the expertise, resources and evidence-based treatments found at Temple University Hospital, including pharmacologic treatment for opioid use disorder. This “network” approach is directed towards building a medical neighborhood that enhances the quality and coordination of care for patients.
Call 215-707-1122 for an appointment.
How TRUST Works
TRUST functions as a specialized, office-based opioid treatment program with onsite services for patients interested in pharmacologic treatment with buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. Our goal is to provide a welcoming, nonjudgmental approach to caring for you or your loved one with opioid use disorder and provide a comprehensive, whole-person treatment aimed at seeking recovery. As such, we understand that the social complexities and challenges that are barriers to recovery must be addressed as part of our treatment plan. For this reason, we have partnered with a number of community resources to provide links to services.
The program is staffed with a nurse program manager and director of behavioral health who oversee the clinical operations of the program. Peer recovery specialists provide case management for interested patients, as well as twice weekly recovery support groups. These groups provide an onsite open environment for individuals to seek support and guidance in their recovery process.
TRUST is a collaboration among inpatient efforts at Temple Health hospitals and our network of “spoke” providers to develop a learning collaborative around best practices and approaches to implement at office-based opioid treatment programs.
Why It’s Needed
Every day, more than 115 people in the U.S. die after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This crisis spans all races, religions, ages and economic groups. It’s permeated the suburbs and inner cities alike. North Philadelphia continues to suffer substantially from the overdose crisis. In 2017, 1,217 people in Philadelphia died from an overdose — nearly four times the city’s homicide rate, and more than those dying of AIDS at the height of the AIDS epidemic.
Buprenorphine is on the World Health Organization (WHO) list of essential medicines whose access is critical for those interested in pharmacologic treatment of opioid use disorder.
Get the Support You Need
To schedule an appointment with the TRUST Clinic, please call 215-707-1122.
Here is our collaborating network of community practice sites:
If you are a primary care physician interested in partnering with us, contact Patrick Vulgamore at firstname.lastname@example.org.