MEDICATION FOR OPIOID USE DISORDERS

ETS uses medication to help stabilize the brain functioning of people with opioid use disorders. This treatment recognizes the effects of prolonged opioid use on the brain and helps to manage this medical condition by stabilizing brain chemistry. Once a patient is medically stabilized, they are better equipped to tackle the difficult emotional and environmental circumstances surrounding recovery. We combine medication with important rehabilitative services in our federally accredited opioid treatment program.

 

Opioid treatment programs are the most common medication-assisted treatment for adults with opioid use disorders. Patients begin treatment with methadone or buprenorphine and come to the clinic daily to receive medication from a dispensing nurse. This treatment helps patients who respond well to methadone and provides a structured, intensive, daily treatment. Over time, some patients may graduate to less structured services, with medications dispensed in weekly to (at most) monthly take-home quantities.

In addition to daily dispensed medication, the following services provide the support our patients need to boost their chances for full, long-term recovery:

  • Assessment and treatment planning

  • Methadone, buprenorphine/ naloxone (Suboxone), or buprenorphine (Subutex) medication

  • Drug screen urinalyses

  • HIV and Hepatitis C education, testing, and counseling

  • Individual and group counseling

  • Physical examinations

  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication follow-up

  • Acupuncture

Every day we help nearly 3,000 people in their work towards recovery by stabilizing their opioid use disorders. According to evidence-based research, our treatment is the most effective option available for this medical condition, and we’ve been specializing in it for over 40 years. Our treatment can help you stabilize your opioid use disorder and help you get control of your life.

Living for your next fix isn’t living. Call us today.

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