After the first month we engage patients in therapy, having them participate in group and individual sessions. During this time appropriate medications will be prescribed. The final phase is where the patient is tapered off the drug that they were prescribed for opiate addiction and can remain in psychotherapy and medication management. The ultimate goal is to bring patients to a healthier point, allowing them to think and act clearly and make better choices. Continued therapy is provided for all patients.
Medications and Treatment Programs
There are numerous pain management medications that are abused today. Our clinic offers Suboxone™ in conjunction with therapy services. All doses are tailored to the individual patient.
Our Suboxone™ Treatment Program is an 18-month program that uses Suboxone and Subutex, prescription medications used to treat adults with addictions to opiod drugs, such as hydrocodone (Lortabs, Dilaudid, Percocet, Heroin, Morphine, etc) or other painkillers, alongside counseling and therapy. Mandatory Monthly checkups are required for the duration of the program.
Induction month begins with a 90 to 120 minute interview and evaluation with physical exam by doctor and his associates. Allow at least 4 hours for evaluation in office the first day. A Urine Drug Screen is performed. And determination of medication dosage within the first 24 hours. Day 2 begins with interview with evaluation of first 24-hour response and medication dosage assessments.
Two week follow up visit is a 45 to 60 minute appointment to determine whether or not there is a need for a dosage change. Mandatory Urine Drug Test.
Monthly Mandatory checkups 30 to 45 minutes each.