Suboxone is used as a long-term treatment for opiate addiction as an alternative to methadone maintenance treatment for patients with a minimal addiction history. Suboxone when taken orally under the tongue in an appropriate dose can suppress symptoms of opiate withdrawal while decreasing craving for opiates for 24 hours in most cases. Suboxone is a partial opioid agonist, which has limited opiate effects compared to full opioid agonists, such as heroin, morphine, and methadone. Suboxone also contains Naloxone (narcan), which is an opioid antagonist. New patients will meet with an ARI physician on the day of their intake for a full assessment and to determine an initial dose of Suboxone. When the physician is satisfied that the patient is on a stable dose of Suboxone the patient will only need to attend the clinic once a month thereafter. Patients will be required to provide a monthly urine specimen for a drug screen to detect any continued illicit drug use. Prescriptions for Suboxone are not covered in our intake fee or the monthly fee for the Suboxone Program. The patient must pay for their prescription at the pharmacy through their insurance or out of pocket.
1 on 1 addiction counseling
Our clinic offers individual counseling through skilled knowledgeable counselors and a clinical team with extensive backgrounds in substance abuse/behavioral health. Our counselors focus on the development of coping skills, recognizing organic and inorganic triggers, and relapse prevention.
Some of the benefits of working one-on-one with a counselor include:
All clients in our opioid treatment program are subject to randomized monthly urine drug screenings as an assessment tool and as a part of the treatment process.