The opiate detoxification programs at Chemical Dependency Treatment Associates are administered on an out-client basis. This allows clients, after stabilization, to maintain their jobs while continuing treatment. A variety of medications may be used during treatment, including Buprenorphine/Suboxone, Naltrexone/Vivitrol and other agents.
Clients who come to us for detoxification and treatment first have an assessment done of their withdrawal management needs.
CDTA Inc. specializes in managing opioid dependency, using only methods that have a record of success. And we evaluate all opioid dependent clients for the use of FDA approved medications for treating opioid dependency.
CDTA’s approach is to stabilize the client’s physical withdrawal and cravings with appropriate medical interventions, including buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex), while working on the psycho-social elements of his/her substance use disorder.
Suboxone (generically known as buprenorphine) is a prescription medicine specifically designed to ease the detoxification from opiates such as heroin, morphine, OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet. Suboxone is the first narcotic drug for the treatment of opiate dependence that can be prescribed for out-clients. Only physicians, like those at CDTA, who have approval from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), are able to start in-office treatment and provide prescriptions for ongoing medication. Doctors Barr, Parr and Johnson are all certified buprenorphine providers. And Dr. Barr is board certified and fellow-trained in the use of buprenorphine (Suboxone) for treating addiction or pain.
Chemical Dependency Treatment Associates have had hundreds of successful outcomes. Experience is especially important when it comes to opiate detoxification. While many doctors can prescribe Buprenorphine/Suboxone, very few are qualified to provide aftercare. And by law all Buprenorphine/Suboxone prescriptions must be accompanied by counseling, monitoring and the development of a recovery program.
Suboxone is intended for use by adults and adolescents over 16-years-old. Many physicians prefer Suboxone to methadone because it has less potential for abuse. Suboxone works quickly to eliminate the cravings and anxiety associated with addiction. Once detoxification is achieved Suboxone is also used during the maintenance phase of treatment.
CDTA’s approach to treating alcohol dependent clients is the same as that used with chemical dependent clients. The only significant difference is the medications that are used. To treat alcohol dependency we often use Antabuse, Acamprosate or Naltrexone/Vivitrol.