Any patient who uses an opioid or opiate may become dependent on the substance. Opioids reduced the ability to perceive pain and cause euphoria by attaching to opioid receptors in the brain.
The brief high experienced from opiate abuse is soon replaced by negative consequences that accompany addiction. Complications of opioid misuse include nausea, vomiting, constipation, fatigue, slow heart rate, shallow breathing and altered mental status.
Recovery NOW treats patients who suffer from opioid use disorder as patients with a legitimate disease rather than a moral failing.
The most common course of treatment for an opioid addiction is medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and behavioral therapy.
A strong correlation exists between MAT and reduction of relapse.
Suboxone maintenance (MAT) combines buprenorphine/naloxone with counseling and behavioral therapies.
Most MAT programs use one or more of the following medications:
Establishes the dose of the medication
The minimal dose required to
avoid withdrawal symptoms is
established, the patient continues
to use the medication and refrains from opioid use
Occurs once a stable minimal dose is determined
Suboxone treatment works by blocking opioid receptors, preventing overdose, and decreasing cravings for more opioids. Managing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings is the first step to overcoming addiction. Your doctor will develop an action plan specifically for you. Tennessee Medicaid subscribers have access to Recovery NOW as well as prescriptions in major pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS.
Medically supervised withdrawal is the safest way to detox from opioids. Under the care of your doctor, you will receive a specialized plan based on your history.
As a patient, you receive the same level of care as you would going into a clinic but with less time traveling or in a waiting room. You will receive a personalized recovery plan and continue treatment until recovery is complete. Overcoming addiction may seem daunting, but Recovery NOW removes roadblocks by providing an easy way to access the care you need using the latest technology.
Telemedicine is covered by insurance companies as well as Tenncare (Medicaid) that covers the cost of treatment.