A new generation of
Treatment Options Combining Telemedicine & Personalized Treatment
What we do for you
Our process combines Psycho Social Counseling along with Med Management to insure you have all the tools needed to be successful on your road to recovery.
IntakeYou will be given a comprehensive substance dependence assessment, as well as an evaluation of mental status and physical exam. The pros and cons of the medication, will be presented. Treatment expectations, as well as issues involved with maintenance and medically supervised tapering off the medication will be discussed.
Tapering OffThere are no time limits for treatment with this medicine. Length of therapy is up to your doctor, you , and sometimes your therapist or counselor. If you and your doctor agree that they time is right for a medical taper, he or she will slowly lower your dose, taking care to minimize withdrawal symptoms. If you feel at risk for relapse during a taper, let your doctor know. You can be restabilized and continue maintenance if needed.
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"STAT MD provided me with the tools I needed for recovery."
"STAT MD change my life forever."
"STAT MD gave me hope when I had none."
"The staff at STAT MD help me to understand my addiction."
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring to my first visit?
You will want to arrive thirty (30) minutes before your appointment time to complete all necessary paperwork. You want to have with you a state issued ID, your insurance information, as well as a list of any medication you are currently taking.
What are the Pros and Cons of quitting on your own, also known as "cold turkey"?
In the early stages of the disease patients can often quit cold turkey, experience acute withdrawal for a few days and emerge relatively symptom free. However, it is not treatment for the brain disease of addiction; it does not take away the cravings, it does not address the problems that lead to the addiction in the first place. Only 5% of the patients who quit cold turkey are successful long term.
Is Suboxone treatment just trading one addiction for another?
This is not true. With successful Suboxone treatment, the compulsive behavior, lack of control over drug usage, constant cravings, and all the other hallmarks of addiction will fade and ultimately vanish.
Why is counseling an important tool in the treatment process?
Suboxone only helps with the physical portion of the addiction, cravings and withdrawal. There is an equally important behavioral part as well. Addiction is a learned behavior that changes the brain as well. The brain becomes conditioned to want the substance. Through counseling and other behavioral modification we can actually, in some cases, change the brain physically.