Through our behavioral health services, we provide progressive and dynamic treatment options for the full spectrum of diagnoses. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or substance abuse we have trained staff to help you understand your personalized treatment options through our outpatient setting.
After the initial assessment you will have a clear understanding of your situation, whether our setting is right for you, which medications, if any, should be prescribed, and what your overall treatment plan may look like.
Our treatment philosophy includes the importance of coordinating care with other providers or support contacts such as your primary care doctor, a family member or anyone else you would like us to contact.
Below are the following behavioral health services we offer:
Our experienced mental health providers have years of experience treating a wide variety of issues. They can provide immediate advice and direction for a patient and his or her family.
We feel that the group setting is a crucial component of behavioral health, as it forms a community that can share in similar experiences. We currently have two active groups that meet weekly to discuss ongoing issues with substance abuse. Call the receptionist or check the home page for exact schedules.
When you are ready to prevent relapses in an outpatient setting and want to work with one of our providers to support your lifestyle change please call and speak to one of our intake coordinators. Our providers will work with you determine appropriate psychological and medication options to ensure your continued commitment to sobriety. (Please our Detox disclosure***)
Benefits of our Suboxone Treatment Program include:
- Individualized treatment regimen
- Certified psychiatrist to oversee treatment
- Medically supervised detox
- Increased chances of sustaining abstinence
- Can be used on a maintenance basis for weeks to months, while the patient stabilizes their emotional, physical and mental well-being in out-patient settings.
The Process of our Suboxone Treatment
Induction: Patients are assessed for candidacy, both psychologically and physiologically, before receiving their first doses of Suboxone. The patient is observed for adverse effects and medicated with enough Suboxone to control the narcotic withdrawal symptoms. The induction period usually lasts 1-3 days.
Stabilization and Maintenance: This part of the process involves both monitoring and adjusting the levels of a patient’s dose of Suboxone to meet their specific therapeutic level to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and cravings that may lead to a relapse. Once the proper dosage is determined and the patient undergoes successful opioid detox, we will encourage the patient to begin active engagement in both individual and group therapy. The stabilization process varies on a patient to patient basis, typically taking between 2 days to 4 weeks.
Detoxification: After the patient successfully completes opioid detoxification, our trained medical staff will oversee the medical discontinuation of Suboxone. This detox can occur quickly, immediately after a brief induction/stabilization has been completed, or Detox can occur slowly after an individualized maintenance plan of appropriate length has been determined. Supportive treatment during and after Detox is encouraged.
Maintenance on Suboxone is best for persons who are not yet ready, or who are not able, to do the work of recovery. Suboxone maintenance can be lifesaving.
ARMHS does not currently offer drug detox or a partial day drug treatment program at any of our locations. If you are considering drug detox, please contact your insurance company for a listing of local facilities in your area. Once you complete detox please make an appointment with our outpatient providers.
- Suboxone is most commonly used in treatment for addiction to Heroin, Percodan/Percocet, Vicodin, Methadone, and Oxycontin; opioids used for pain relief and euphoria.
- Since 2003, the Drug Addiction Treatment Act allows qualified physicians to obtain certification and prescribe Suboxone to treat opiate dependent people in a variety of Outpatient and Inpatient settings.
- Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and Naloxone, and the leading drug of choice to treat opiate dependence in the non-federal setting.
Vivitrol (naltrexone for extended-release suspension) is a prescription injectable medicine used to treat alcohol dependence, and to prevent relapse to opioid dependence after opioid detoxification. To qualify for Vivitrol treatment, a patient must no longer be ingesting alcohol. To be effective, treatment with Vivitrol must be used along with other alcoholism or drug recovery programs such as counseling. Vivitrol may not work for everyone. Vivitrol has not been studied in children under the age of 18 years.
In some cases, Vivitrol is used rather than Suboxone to treat addiction to opioids such as Percocet, Vicodin or Oxycontin. If found to be a doctor’s preferred method of treatment for an opioid addicted patient- Vivatrol will be administered via injection once a month on-site. Vivitrol, initially approved by the FDA in 2006 for treating alcohol dependence, is known as an opiate antagonist, meaning it blocks the effects of opiates by occupying the opiate receptor sites in the brain. In contrast, methadone and buprenorphine, chemicals found in Suboxone, are agonists, which work by mimicking opiates in the brain.
Vivitrol works to:
- Reduce cravings
- Eliminate withdrawal symptoms
- Protect against relapse
Doctors have found Vivitrol to be particularly effective for patients who have completed detox and are worried about relapse. Vivitrol is also a non-addictive medication that can help patients remain abstinent once they have successfully weaned off of Suboxone. When combined with counseling and other types of support, Vivitrol can play a major role in recovery.
Through our differing services we can help with the following diagnosis:
- Addiction Management
- Anger Management
- Anxiety, Panic & Phobias
- Bipolar Illness
- Couples Therapy
- Depression & Problems of Mood
- Eating Disorders
- Migraines, and other Medical Conditions
- Phase of Life Challenges
- Relationship Problems
- Sleep Disorders
- Tics & Habit Control Problems
Access Recovery Mental Health Services can be reached at 414-269-8356 to set consultation schedules with our therapists.