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Ambulatory Detoxification and Treatment Program

Who Is Eligible?
What Are The Program's Requirements?
What Medications Will Be Used To Help With Withdrawal Symptoms?
How Is The Program Paid For?

Who Is Eligible?
Patients who are physically dependent on opioid substances (eg. heroin, vicodin, oxycontin, methadone, morphine, percocet and others), alcohol and benzodiazepines.

( Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and have the consent of parents and/or guardian).
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What Are The Program's Requirements?
1. Initial assessment meeting to determine eligibility.
2. A commitment to treatment initially, for 3 months.
3. Group therapy 2 to 3 times per week.
4. Individual therapy, minimally 1 time per week.
5. Attendance at 12 step meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous…) daily.
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What Medications Will Be Used To Help With Withdrawal Symptoms?
The psychiatrist (physician) will meet with the patient, initially, to assess what is medically necessary to treat the withdrawal symptoms. Although there are a number of medications that are available, depending on the symptoms presented, in many cases for opiate dependent individuals a medicine called SUBOXONE is used.

SUBOXONE is a prescription medicine used to treat individuals who are opioid dependent.

SUBOXONE is a tablet that contains 2 medicines:
1. The first medicine is called buprenorphine. This medicine is like a painkiller but it will not get you "high". Withdrawal or stopping buprenorphine is an easy process.

2. The second medicine contains naloxone. This medicine helps block the effects of drugs like heroin, morphine and methadone.
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How Is The Program Paid For?

Patients who are members of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plans can use their insurance to pay for this program. All other insurance programs will pay in part for the program and an out of pocket fee will also be required.

 

 
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