Medically Managed Opiate Withdrawal
Medically Managed Opiate Withdrawal is now offered at Coleman Professional Services’ Crisis Stabilization Unit located at 797 S. Main Street in Lima. Coleman’s Crisis Stabilization Unit is 15 beds and is a voluntary unit. The unit staff includes a medical prescriber, nurses, counselors, a pharmacist, and mental health technicians. Services will consist of a short-term residential stay and are designed for individuals with moderate withdrawal needs who require 24-hour support and monitoring to complete withdrawal to improve their opportunities for success. Individuals who successfully withdraw from opiates will continue their treatment beyond their residential stay. They will be connected to several agencies in the community who offer medication-assisted treatment and recovery services, including Coleman Professional Services.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA- approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Naltrexone (Vivitrol) is an office-based non-addictive opioid antagonist that blocks the effects of other narcotics. Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is an office-based opioid agonist/antagonist that blocks other narcotics while reducing withdrawal risk. MAT is offered right here in our community at both Coleman Professional Services and Lima UMADAOP. For more information visit our opiate page on our website.
Meet Micah Sobota
Micah Sobota is the Director of the Crisis Stabilization Unit at Coleman Professional Services. Micah graduated with a Pharm.D. from Ohio Northern University. He completed his pharmacy residency at the Veterans Affair Medical Center (VAMC) in Huntington, West Virginia. Micah said, “though my residency was diverse in many rotations and experiences, I became drawn to my rotation in psychiatry.” He had valuable training at both St. Rita’s Mercy Health and Health Partners of Western Ohio. Throughout this time, he was focused on patient care by becoming a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, board-certified geriatric pharmacist, and preceptor for pharmacy students at ONU. “Though my accomplishments within my profession of pharmacy and time at Coleman is very rewarding, my greatest reward is coming home to my supportive and beautiful wife, Kristen, and our three children, Ava, Peyton, and Carter. Nothing is better than a night of swimming and Netflix with the family.”
Meet Jake Stabler
Jake Stabler is an Outpatient Counselor at Coleman Professional Services. He went to Bluffton University and was initially a special education major but changed his major to social work when he was one semester shy of graduation. Jake obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2013 and his Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2018. He worked in Coleman’s Access Unit for two years providing crisis prescreens and moved to the diagnostic assessment clinic in 2015. He is responsible for the medication-assisted treatment assessments and helping clients navigate the referral processes for the Vivitrol and Suboxone programs. Since starting the Medically Managed Withdrawal program in August 2017, he has been responsible for facilitating admissions to St. Rita’s Mercy Health and Coleman’s Crisis Stabilization Unit. Jake also assists with developing relapse prevention skills and provides brief counseling. He is an avid football fan, loves to travel and is getting married next month.