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At Huntsville Recovery

We understand addiction and we are here to help you every step of the way on your journey to recovery. We treat addiction to alcohol and all drug types. Our licensed and credentialed medical and counseling staff will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your specific needs. You will be treated with respect and dignity. We will help you to find the tools and resources you need to achieve stability, independence and wellness.

The programs we offer are:

  • Outpatient detoxification
  • Monthly Suboxone treatment prescriptions (Office-Based Opioid Treatment)
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Outpatient treatment
  • Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

We are committed to helping you reach your recovery goals while maintaining your confidentiality and the highest ethical standards.

Everybody has a story, and yours is far from over. Let Huntsville Recovery help you find the tools you need to rewrite your story today. It’s been said that every journey begins with a single step. You can take that first step by contacting Huntsville Recovery now. We’ll work together to help you begin the next chapter of your life.

Why Choose Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Detoxification (Detox) is the process of allowing the body to rid itself of drugs while managing the symptoms of withdrawal. It is often the first step in a drug treatment program and should be followed by treatment with a behavioral-based therapy and/or medically-assisted treatment. Detox alone, without follow-up, is not treatment and will not work.

No. Just like any disease or use disorder, there are many factors that lead to the manifestation of that specific use disorder. Like type II adult onset diabetes, it has many components. Lifestyle, genetics and exposure to substances are just a few contributing factors. But once substance abuse disorder manifests, treatment is necessary.

In the United States, 23.5 million people are addicted to alcohol and drugs. This means the number of Americans diagnosed with addiction is greater than those with heart disease, diabetes or cancer.

Methadone is an FDA approved, highly studied and regulated medication used to help individuals recover from opioid addiction. Methadone acts as a stabilizer in the body rather than a narcotic that is used for its euphoric effects. When taken as prescribed, Methadone helps patients function physically, emotionally and intellectually without impairment. Methadone does not produce mood swings, drowsiness or narcotic effects. By contrast, painkillers and heroin destabilize the individual and lead them to many high risk behaviors that have severe consequences.

Addiction and physical dependence are two different characteristics. Addiction is compulsive use of a drug despite negative consequences. Methadone maintenance is not an addiction, it is a physical dependence that is required to maintain physical stability. Similar to a diabetic patient that is dependent on insulin, methadone does not produce the addictive behaviors of compulsion where cravings and withdrawal symptoms lead to constant drug use.

Yes. Our mission is to remove the stigma of addiction, dependency and other substance use disorders. We treat every patient with kindness and respect. We are here to help you.

No. Detox alone, without follow-up is not a treatment. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to addiction and dependency treatment. Your treatment may include detox, medication and therapy. Addiction is defined as a chronic relapsing brain dependency. Drug dependency is defined as a psychological craving for a chemical substance. In particular, the use of drugs and alcohol changes the way the brain functions, and we believe it should be treated with a multi-disciplinary approach including on-going behavioral therapy and counseling.

No. There is no way of precisely predicting which initial circumstance actually opened the door to a later loss of free-choice in a person who has become addicted or dependent on drugs and alcohol. Was it the adolescent drinking, the experimentation with an illegal substance, or injury resulting in receiving an opiate prescription?? Once established, the individual suffering from this disease or dependency cannot will themselves to be healthy and avoid using any more than a person with heart disease can will their heart back to perfect working order or a person with diabetes can will their body’s insulin response to return to normal.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is one of the most researched treatment approaches to ensure its safety and efficacy for all types of individuals. The most common medications used in MAT include methadone, buprenorphine and suboxone.

MAT may be the right choice for you if:

  • You are an adult 18 years or older who has been dependent on painkillers or heroin for more than a year;
  • Your opioid use has resulted in social consequences, affecting your work, family and social obligations;
  • Previous attempts at quitting have been unsuccessful;
  • Your are combining one or more substances, putting your health at further risk;
  • You have engaged in criminal activity to continue using;
  • You use opiates intravenously which puts you at high risk for AIDS, HIV, STDs and Hepatitis C.

Methadone does not impair the child’s developmental or cognitive functioning when taken during pregnancy. Years of studies have shown that there is no lasting harm to the child from exposure to methadone during pregnancy and has been proven to reduce the risk of illness or death in both the mother and child.

Studies indicated that the greater the length in treatment, the more positive the results for the patient. Increasing Positive results typically occur immediately upon achieving stabilization on the medication and the benefits continue to increase during the first and second year, with many achieving full recovery. However, the exact duration of treatment per individual is a determination and agreement between physician and patient.

Methadone, when used as prescribed, does not impair in any way the patient’s ability to drive or operate machinery. Research studies indicate that patients on methadone had normal functioning including the ability to pay close attention, reaction time, eye-hand coordination and accurate responses in emergency situations.

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