Each person’s case is different, and the doctor who treats your opioid dependence will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your specific needs.
The overall goal of treatment is to end the abuse or misuse of opioids and to help patients manage their condition in a way that helps restore them to a healthy, productive and happy life.
People need to be motivated to change. That helps people stay in treatment long enough to benefit. Strong social support from family and friends is incredibly helpful.
In order to qualify as an opioid use disorder, opioid abuse must be problematic and cause severe impairment in the individual’s life. Below is a list of signs and symptoms of opioid addiction. If you or someone you love has displayed at least two of these signs and symptoms within the past year, then you may be suffering from an addiction to opioid painkillers.
It is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on opioids without the adverse effects of the more commonly used methodone.
Common side effects of methadone hydrochloride (the medication commonly used in other treatment programs) include anxiety, nervousness, restlessness, insomnia, drowsiness, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite and decreased sex drive. Through our use of pharmacogenetic testing and suboxone medication, we provide a DNA-customized treatment to avoid these ailments. Additionally, Methadone can result in overdose. Suboxone’s ingredient naloxone prevents overdose. Depending on the psychiatric medication you may be taking, OTCOA’s pharmacogenetic test can prevent a wide array of adverse side effects by helping your doctor identify which medications and dosages are right for you.
We accept all private insurance plans, including Cigna, Humana, Aetna, BlueCross/BlueShield, and more. To see if your provider is on our list, click here.
We are not currently covered by Medicare and Medicaid, though we do provide our services at a cost-conscious rate of $500 per month in hopes to make it more accessible across America.