Office-Based Opioid Treatment is an effective recovery option when an abstinence-only approach may not be successful. Office-Based Opioid Treatment is the use of FDA approved medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose.
Who should participate in this program?
This program is primarily used to treat addiction to opioids and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. It is an effective recovery option when an abstinence-only approach may not be successful.
What medications are typically used?
Medications used include Buprenorphine + Naltrexone (Suboxone) and Naltrexone (Vivitrol). These medications work to normalize brain chemistry, block euphoria, and relieve cravings.
How are medications dispensed?
You will be given a prescription which must be filled at our Genoa pharmacy located at our Lincoln Park location. Participants must agree to random pill counts and urine drug screens.
How often will I see a doctor/therapist?
Initially you will see the doctor weekly and also participate in group and individual therapy. Your treatment plan will be based on your individual needs. Federal guidelines do however require that program participants receive therapy.
What is the length of the program?
Services are provided over a 9-12 month period. At the completion of the program you can continue outpatient therapy to maintain recovery.