Huntsville Recovery is now offering Subutex (Buprenorphine) as an option for medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence for qualifying patients.
At Huntsville Recovery, we understand addiction and we are here to help you every step of the way on your journey to recovery. 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. Whether you participate in outpatient detoxification, intensive outpatient treatment, or medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence, we are committed to helping you reach your recovery goals while maintaining your confidentiality and the highest ethical standards.
Medication-Assisted Treatment is an opioid addiction treatment approach that combines behavioral counseling with a stabilizing medication. It is not a prescription for medication along. Instead, the focus is on counseling through individualized custom patient care under the guidance of a medical doctor who addresses the cravings and withdrawal symptoms of the patient.
The most effective treatment program is one that combines medication with a range of other services such as medical, behavioral and social counseling in order to provide long-lasting, positive results.
Options for MAT include medications such as methadone, buprenorphine or Suboxone. Each of these medications have different properties and should be discussed with the doctor to determine which is the best option for the individual.
Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) is one of the longest studied and most regulated medications with over forty years of research in treating opioid withdrawal symptoms in opioid dependent persons. Today, MMT is recognized as a key component of a comprehensive opioid addiction treatment program and has solid evidence of overall effectiveness for individuals across a variety of different environments.
Medication Assisted Treatment is a low cost option when compared to the high cost of continued illegal drug use, inpatient or residential treatment, or the high relapse rates associated with programs that do not work for the individual.
One of the strong advantages of Medication Assisted Treatment is that the individual learns to recover and heal without the requirement to leave work, family or social obligations. The added benefit of participating in treatment while continuing regular life activities is that the patient learns to work within their current environment, addressing changes that need to occur within their present circumstance.s By contrast, patients that are removed from their environment for treatment must still learn how to cope and properly respond to stimuli associated with past behavior.
AMBULATORY (OUTPATIENT) DETOXIFICATION
The ambulatory detoxification program is an outpatient medical and counseling program that helps you manage withdrawal in a controlled and supervised manner.Detoxification is the first step in substance abuse treatment for many people. It is medical intervention that manages an individual safely through the acute withdrawal process and, once stabilized, prepares them for entry into an appropriate treatment program. Our professional medical staff and certified counselors help to ensure that detoxification is as safe and as comfortable as possible.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT
The intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment is a sixteen-week evidence-based substance abuse program that focuses on relapse prevention, individual and group counseling, family education, and social support in early recovery. IOP treatment has been found to be as effective as residential treatment, though much less expensive. This option imposes far less disruption on participant’s lives in areas such as employment and family obligations. The program uses the MATRIX model, which has been endorsed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and has been shown to be a powerful tool to achieving long term recovery and stability.