Victory Recovery Partners Receives OASAS Certification

June 17, 2019

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Victory Recovery Partners Receives OASAS Certification

 

Outpatient Addiction Treatment Operator Achieves Prestigious Accreditation

 

(Farmingville, NY – February 25, 2019) Victory Recovery Partners (VRP) announced today it has been designated by the New York Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) as an OASAS Addiction Treatment Center.

This certification is awarded to only a few select addiction treatment centers that pass New York’s OASAS’ rigorous application process by demonstrating compliance with highly stringent operating policies and procedure requirements. VRP is one of only a handful of addiction treatment programs currently operating in the State of New York to receive this prestigious accreditation.

VRP was founded in 2018 by Dr. Paolo Coppola, a board-certified addiction medicine specialist, to help address the severe opioid addiction crisis plaguing Long Island. Previously, Dr. Coppola established STAT Health, a chain of leading urgent care centers that treated more than 250,000 patients annually, prior to having been sold last year to CityMD.

“While there exists widespread awareness of the opioid crisis, sadly, most people afflicted by it are unable to access effective, convenient medical care,” Dr. Coppola stated, citing statistics showing less than 20 percent of opioid addicts as having obtained treatment for their condition.

Suffolk County, where VRP is headquartered, has been hit particularly hard by the opioid epidemic. According to Dr. Coppola, “Right here in our own local community, drug overdoses are responsible for, on average, about one death every day.” He further commented that VRP represents an exciting, new medical service designed to help break the vicious cycle of addiction.

“We formed VRP to provide best-in-class care through a unique combination of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), using Suboxone and similar prescriptions, and behavioral health therapy – all under one roof,” Dr. Coppola explained.

Currently, VRP treats patients at its flagship headquarters located in Farmingville, NY. According to Dr. Coppola, the company has plans to open multiple sites throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties.

For more information regarding Victory Recovery Partners, or to speak with Dr. Paolo Coppola, please reach out to kerry@kggpr.com for the EGC Group.

 

ABOUT VICTORY RECOVERY PARTNERS (VRP)

The staff of Victory Recovery Partners (VPR) is experienced in addiction medicine, emergency medicine, social work, and psychiatric therapy. VRP provides convenient, high-quality medical care for substance use disorder patients. VRP specializes in the use of medication-assisted treatment for addiction using FDA-approved medications such as Buprenorphine (Suboxone), Sublocade and Vivitrol®, combined with behavioral health therapy and psychiatric services. Learn more by clicking here.

ABOUT PAOLO COPPOLA, M.D., FACEP – CO-FOUNDER, CEO, MEDICAL STAFF

Dr. Coppola, a board-certified addiction medicine specialist, has years of experience providing medication-assisted treatment to patients suffering from opioid use disorders. Prior to co-founding Victory Recovery Partners, Dr. Coppola was the president of STAT Health, a chain of successful urgent care centers he established in 2006 that provided walk-in medical care throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties which treated more than 250,000 patients annually. Prior to forming STAT Health, Dr. Coppola was the director of the Emergency Department at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. Dr. Coppola graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency in the emergency department of The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received an undergraduate degree in engineering from The Cooper Union.

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES (OASAS)

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems with approximately 1,600 prevention, treatment, and recovery programs. OASAS chemical dependency treatment programs have an average daily enrollment of nearly 100,000 people.

OASAS plans, develops and regulates the state’s system of chemical dependence and gambling treatment agencies. This includes the direct operation of 12 addiction treatment centers, which serve approximately 8,000 persons per year. The agency inspects and monitors more than 900 chemical dependence treatment programs to guarantee quality of care and to ensure compliance with state and national standards. OASAS is the single designated state agency responsible for the coordination of state-federal relations in the area of addiction services.

For more information, please visit: https://www.oasas.ny.gov/pio/press/index.cfm