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423 434-6677 Johnson City

Medication Assisted Treatment

We believe in our program, and even more importantly, we believe in our clients. Getting to treatment takes an admirable amount of strength, courage, and determination that people without addictions might not fully understand. Here, we do understand. That is just one reason our patients trust our experienced and knowledgeable staff to guide them through our addiction treatment center successfully.

While some patients thrive under an abstinence based program other patients need medication assistance in order to reach recovery. A board certified addictionologist will evaluate patients for replacement therapy with the use of Buprenorphine. Patients who meet criteria for medication assisted therapy must agree to comply with all requirements of the program, which includes attendance at all counseling sessions, addiction education classes, random urine screening for the use of drugs, and an Aftercare/Relapse Prevention Program which lasts a minimum of one year. Patients will gradually taper off of medication assistance over 6-18 months based on progress in the program. Non-compliance will result in termination from the program.

We believe in our program, and even more importantly, we believe in our clients. Getting to treatment takes an admirable amount of strength, courage, and determination that people without addictions might not fully understand. Here, we do understand. That is just one reason our patients trust our experienced and knowledgeable staff to guide them through our addiction treatment center successfully.

While some patients thrive under an abstinence based program other patients need medication assistance in order to reach recovery. A board certified addictionologist will evaluate patients for replacement therapy with the use of Buprenorphine. Patients who meet criteria for medication assisted therapy must agree to comply with all requirements of the program, which includes attendance at all counseling sessions, addiction education classes, random urine screening for the use of drugs, and an Aftercare/Relapse Prevention Program which lasts a minimum of one year. Patients will gradually taper off of medication assistance over 6-18 months based on progress in the program. Non-compliance will result in termination from the program.

Medication Assisted Treatment Options:

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Opioid Addiction Treatment

We offer:

  1. MAT (Medication Assisted Therapy)
  2. Outpatient Detox
  3. Individual and Group counseling
  4. IOP/PHP
  5. Case Management/Social Services

Medications that we use:

  • Suboxone
  • Subutex
  • Zubsolv
  • Bunavail
  • Vivitrol
  • Naltrexone

Research shows that there are more opioid prescriptions in the state of Tennessee than there are people, just one indication of the surging number of opioid addictions statewide. Over 7.8 million opioid prescriptions were written by Tennessee health care professionals in 2015, making Tennessee the second highest state in the nation, behind Alabama, for opioid prescriptions. Opioids include highly addictive prescription medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and Percocet as well as non-prescription drugs like heroin.

In 2014, over 1,200 Tennesseans died because of opioid overdose. The number continue to rise. Opioid treatment gives those struggling with addictions the mean to regain their health and wellbeing.

Opioids such as heroin, morphine and oxycodone are highly addictive drugs with a high risk of overdose, making them particularly dangerous. These drugs attach to mu-receptors (found on nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and other organs), reducing pain and providing a sense of feeling well. Prolonged use of opioids inhibits the body’s production of endogenous opioids, contributing to uncomfortable withdrawl symptoms. Because opioids impact the reward regions of the brain, snorting or injecting the drug can result in euphoric sensations, but also raises the risk of respiratory arrest, addiction and coma.

In pregnant women, use of opioids can lead to health problems for newborns including neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), meaning that the child is born with an addiction to the substance. In the United States, occurrence of NAS have increased by 300% since 2000. Effective opioid treatment requires continuous support throughout every stage of recovery, and careful attention to the ways in which opioids and opioid withdrawl impact the brain, body and behavior.

While some patients thrive under an abstinence based program other patients need medication assistance in order to reach recovery. An addictionologist will evaluate patients for replacement therapy with the use of Buprenorphine. Patients who meet criteria for medication assisted therapy must agree to comply with all requirements of the program, which includes attendance at all counseling sessions, addiction education classes, meetings with our social services and case management staff, random urine screening for the use of drugs, and an Aftercare/Relapse Prevention Program which lasts a minimum of one year. Patients will gradually taper off of medication assistance based on progress in the program. Non-compliance will result in termination from the program.

A study published by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in 2015 found that 80% of those struggling with opioid abuse do not seek treatment. At Restoration & Wellness and East Tennessee Recovery, we’re working to change our community by helping men and women fight and overcome opioid addiction. While we believe in the ultimate goal of abstinence, there are many levels of recovery. We offer many lasting and continuous ways of overcoming addiction. We work with those struggling with opioid addiction to address related trauma with individual and group counseling, IOP/PHP/ psychiatry, MAT and more.

Treatment for Pregnant Mothers

Helping mothers in recovery is our passion and a huge focus for Restoration & Wellness and East Tennessee Recovery. Our experienced clinical staff know the unique challenges of being a mother in recovery and can help support our patients through it all. We partner with local neonatologists, OB/GYN’s and Pediatricians to ensure pregnant mothers in our programs receive the best possible care for them and baby.

We work tirelessly to connect our patients with whatever resources work best for them and we will stay invested throughout their journey.

Our facility specializes in helping mothers in their quest to overcome addiction. We are a fully licensed treatment center offering intensive non-residential therapy. Our full and partial-day programs exist to provide you with the level of treatment you need on a schedule a mom can handle.

Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Treatment: Antabuse + Naltrexone

These two medications will make you sick if you attempt to get high and will decrease cravings.

It was reported in a meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), in a penal presentation about Naltrexone, that Yale University researchers reported that Antabuse reduced cocaine use. It was suggested that a combination of Antabuse and Naltrexone might be useful in the treatment of cocaine abuse. The Yale data was confirmed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.

Patient presenting with a cocaine problem to whom we have prescribed Antabuse and Naltrexone reported that their cocaine use decreased. There was a decrease in craving for cocaine when the combination of the medications was used. This use of Antabuse and Naltrexone constitute off label uses of these medications.

The mechanism of action of cocaine and amphetamines is similar as well as the sensation they produce. Therefore, this medication combination has been useful in the treatment of patients with cocaine and methamphetamine problems.

Methamphetamine Addiction Treatment

Crystal meth has dominated media headlines because of its alarmingly addictive nature and its potentially destructive consequences for those who use it, as well as its impact on families and communities. If you or someone you love struggles with crystal meth addiction, there is still hope. You can achieve complete recovery from crystal meth addiction through a comprehensive treatment plan.

Treatment design will vary on an individual basis however commonly utilized treatment approaches for crystal meth addiction often include a combination of behavioral treatment strategies which include, Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Contingency-management interventions, Education for family members, One-on-one counseling, 12-step support groups and Drug testing.

Medications that may help your meth addiction?

  1. Buproprion: This drug may reduce meth use in light meth users only.
  2. Naltrexone: More than one study has suggested that this drug has the potential for reducing use and increasing abstinence of methamphetamines.
  3. Mirtazapine: One study found that mirtazapine alongside cognitive-behavioral therapy helped to decrease use.
  4. Topiramate: One study found Topiramate to reduce overall meth use. Total abstinence from meth was not observed in conjunction with taking Topiramate, however.

Medications that may help reduce meth cravings?

  1. Dextromphetamine: While this drug has not been shown to affect meth use, it has been shown to reduce meth cravings.
  2. Rivastigmine: Studies have shown this drug might help reduce meth users’ desire for meth.
  3. Buproprion: This drug has been correlated with reduced meth cravings.
  4. Naltrexone: Studies on naltrexone have appeared to reduce meth-seeking behavior- a possible indicator of its ability to reduce cravings.

We have individual treatment plans with people who have a methamphetamine addiction.