What Beacon is Doing

Recovering Lives: Vincent’s Story

“I reached a point where I was ready to do everything I always avoided in the past. I told myself I’m going to flip it around and say yes to everything I always said no to, and see what happens.” —Vincent, describing the moment he committed to recovery The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership (CT BHP) supports…

ECHO: Expanding community-based treatment for opioid use disorder

With our country in the midst of an opioid crisis, the call for health care innovation around substance use disorder has never been stronger. Committed to addressing that crisis, Beacon is the first managed behavioral health organization to officially partner with Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a health care model that increases access…

How Beacon is Combating the Opioid Addiction Crisis

2 million Americans are addicted to prescription opioids Opioid overdose is now the #1 cause of accidental death in America Opioid-related deaths have increased 200% since 2000 Nearly 80% of people with opioid addiction do not receive treatment Wait lists for treatment can be a year long Beacon’s Clinical Philosophy Opioid addiction is a chronic…

Beacon Clinical Topic: MAT Options for People with Opioid Addiction

Definitions Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction (MAT): Type of addiction treatment, usually provided in a certified, licensed outpatient treatment programs (OTPs) or a physician’s office-based treatment setting, that provides maintenance pharmacotherapy using an opioid agonist, a partial agonist, or an antagonist medication, which may be combined with other comprehensive treatment services, including medical and psychosocial services…

Best Practices in Managed Substance Use Disorder Treatment

At Beacon, recovery from substance use is not only possible—it’s expected. With more than 30 years of experience in managed care, we understand the unique challenges of addiction, and provide the right tools and resources to identify and treat substance use disorders and help individuals achieve and sustain long-term recovery. Beacon’s proven model of substance use…