First Step Special:
All Medical and Therapy Sessions for the First Month of Suboxone Treatment
Hour Initial Consultation
Initial Hour of Psychotherapy
3 weekly Medical Evaluations
3 Addiction Group Therapy Sessions
Addiction is defined as a ‘chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences’. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works. It causes a person to crave the drug and go out of their way to get it and use it, even when it has hurt them physically (such as overdose or health problems) or personally (such as relationships, work, school). Many people have tried and failed to quit on their own, often more than once. Opiates are excellent for acute pain relief, but despite careful and appropriate usage some patients develop addiction to opiates beyond dependence on the medication for pain relief. Opiate addiction is a medical condition; like other medical conditions, managing addiction requires treatment with lifestyle changes and medical services. In some people, opiate use causes physiological changes that make discontinuing use a challenge. Medical treatment and self determination must be combined to manage addiction.
You can stop opiates now. Call Mountain Medical Injury to discuss which option is right for you.
- Wean off opiates with medical support.
- Transition from opiates to buprenorphine or other medications.
- Consider recovery options and if needed consider an in-patient treatment facility.
Mountain Medical Injury agrees with the National Institute of Health’s position that addiction is a chronic medical condition. We strive to provide patients and their families resources for improved lives without opiates. We will help you quit opiates and find new joy in your life.
Addiction Services Provided Include:
Mountain Medical Injury will help you avoid addiction. Screening for social, psychological, or physiologic risk factors will allow Mountain Medical Injury to help you manage pain without developing opiate addiction. If you have difficulty discontinuing opiates, Mountain Medical Injury will provide interventions, treatment, monitoring, and therapy to help you conquer addiction.
Buprenorphine Induction (Suboxone)
When you are ready to stop using opiates, Buprenorphine(Suboxone) is an option that can help you stop quickly, without suffering a lot of withdrawal. Mountain Medical Injury and Pain Professionals will integrate buprenorphine induction with psychotherapeutic support, nutritional counseling, and alternative pain management.
Buprenorphine treatment involves three phases:
1) Induction is the transition from the opiate to buprenorphine. This phase is integrated with a counseling session and medical supervision and support.
2) Stabilization involves close medical monitoring to establish the safest and most effective buprenorphine dosage and arrange for other needed services to ensure success. Once the right dosage of buprenorphine is reached you will be able to return work, family and social activities without craving opiates. You will be encouraged to stay involved in counseling and support activities.
3) Maintenance includes periodic medical monitoring and ongoing addiction counseling. You will be encouraged to try new sports, hobbies and activities to bring joy to your life. Alternative options for pain management will be considered as needed. Some patients continue maintenance long term to ensure an opiate free future.
Many patients become stable and wish to discontinue buprenorphine. MMI physicians will help you to painlessly wean off buprenorphine if you desire.
Addiction Counseling and Psychotherapy
Counseling is important for identifying factors that can lead to opiate addiction. Genetics, socialization, medical or psychological issues can impact your ability to stop using opiates. Understanding why you use drugs can help you learn how to quit. Discovering new ways to cope and bring joy to your life can help you live an opiate free life.
Proper nutrition decreases stress and helps you recover quickly from opiate usage. Good nutrition can help your body return to drug free balance for clear thought, stable moods, less anxiety and better sleep. Although the physical condition of the heart, lungs, blood vessels and other primary organs are depleted with opiate abuse, with proper nutrition you can re-energize your health.
Pain Management Alternative without Opiates
Your Mountain Medical Injury and Pain Professional physician will help you to discover alternatives to manage pain without risk of opiate addiction. Alternatives include interventional procedures, injections, non-opiate medications, topical pain treatments, physical therapies, traction, E-stim, cryo-therapy, contrast therapy, therapeutic massage, acupuncture or dry needling, osteo-manipulation, or psychotherapeutic options like biofeedback, meditation, or cognitive behavioral therapy.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Program based on Hazeldon Betty Ford Format
Three days per week and three hours per session designed to help you rediscover your dreams, renew joy and revitalize your life.
Addiction Group Therapy
Weekly two hour sessions which include education, process group, and camaraderie:
Topics include neurochemistry, coping skills, handling healthcare, recovery resources, family dynamics, managing trauma.