1. Initial assessment meeting to determine
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.
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
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.
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.