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Office-Based Medication Treatment Plan

At Holistic Medical Services and Counseling we offer Opioid Addiction Treatment services with the use of Suboxone. This is an office-based medication treatment plan. We provide support with our counselors and experienced providers who all have a goal of your Sobriety.

We are located at 303 6th Avenue, St Albans WV. On Bus Line #6 in St Albans and 4815 Maccorkle Ave SE. Charleston, WV 25304 on the Bus line in Kanawha City, next to United Bank.

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Treatment and Counseling for Addiction

Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate. It touches all economic, social, religious, and ethnic backgrounds and there is only one way to survive, it is getting help. It is not something you cannot defeat on your own and it is a battle that will take time, effort, and help. At Holistic, Inc., we not only offer primary care services but also treatment and counseling for addiction. The battle, as it is with any disease, is difficult. Do not worry, we are and will be your biggest fans and we will be there every step of the way.

Beating addiction begins by reaching out. Reach out, get help, and get better. We can help and you can overcome your addiction, contact us today to begin on the road to recovery with addiction treatment.

Opiate Addiction

At Holistic, we apply techniques like counseling, use medications such as suboxone, and exhaust every available resource to combat these addictions. We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel as more opioid addicts are getting clean. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and we can help you see it.

Opiate addiction has reached epidemic levels and we are all aware of the problem today. If there is any silver lining at all to be had in that, it could be that we have been driven even harder to find solutions for those fighting opioid addiction. The truth is, we were running out of time and did not have a choice.

The ugliest part of opiate addiction, in an evil irony, is when someone attempts to quit. Withdrawal from opiates is unlike any other and is the primary reason people continue using. The great efforts made by the medical and intervention communities have resulted in several solutions.

MAT Program

Evidence-based medication-assisted treatment program.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an opioid addiction treatment approach that combines behavioral counseling with stabilizing medication from our providers at Holistic, Inc. It is not a prescription for medication alone. Instead, the focus is on counseling through individualized custom patient care under the guidance of a medical doctor who addresses the cravings and withdrawal symptoms of the patient.

The most effective treatment programs are one that combines medication with a range of other services such as medical, behavioral, and social counseling to provide long-lasting, positive results for the patient.

One of the strong advantages of Medication-Assisted Treatment is that the individual learns to recover and heal without the requirement to leave work, family, or social obligations while under a providers’ care. The added benefit of participating in treatment while continuing regular life activities is that the patient learns to work within their current environment, addressing changes that need to occur within their present circumstances. By contrast, patients that are removed from their environment for treatment must still learn how to cope and properly respond to stimuli associated with past behavior.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is suboxone?

Suboxone is the commercial name for buprenorphine when it is combined with naloxone for the treatment of opioid addiction. Although naloxone is mostly used for overdoses, it is also added to buprenorphine formulations to deter misuse and prevent the buprenorphine from being inappropriately used.

For More Information on Suboxone:

If you think Suboxone treatment would be a good solution for your rehabilitation, contact a Holistic, Inc treatment provider at 304-721-9300.

What is buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine, aka Suboxone or Subutex, is an FDA-approved that is highly studied, and regulated medication used to help individuals recover from opioid addiction. It acts as a stabilizer in the body rather than as a narcotic. When taken as prescribed, buprenorphine helps patients function physically, emotionally, and intellectually without impairment. Furthermore, it helps patients engage in counseling to set goals and achieve positive health, mental and behavioral outcomes.

Suboxone or Subutex sticks to the opioid receptors in the brain, so those who take other opioids while on buprenorphine will not experience a high. This is because there are so few open brain receptors for them to bind with. When taken as directed and not combined with other drugs like benzodiazepines, buprenorphine reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings and carries a low risk of overdose.

Also, the effects of buprenorphine level off at a moderate dose, so there is little incentive to take more. Doctors call this a ceiling effect.

Who should consider buprenorphine for treatment?

Suboxone or Subutex is best suited for patients that are addicted to prescription painkillers for less than a year. Individuals must stop using opioids for 12 to 24 hours and be in mild opioid withdrawal before starting buprenorphine.

How is buprenorphine prescribed?

Suboxone or Subutex should be started only once the symptoms of withdrawal have begun by one of our specialized providers. For the longer-term treatment of addiction, a combination formula of buprenorphine and naloxone is recommended.

How is buprenorphine taken?

Suboxone or Subutex is available in several different formulations, including tablets and a film that dissolves under the tongue or inside the cheek. It is also available in extended-release implants or monthly injections.

What are the common side effects of buprenorphine?

Suboxone or Subutex has been found to be safe and effective in treating opioid use disorder. Some patients have reported side effects like sleep disturbances, nausea, constipation, vomiting, dizziness, headache, and muscle aches. Often these side effects decrease with time. Please feel free to talk to one of our specialized providers at Holistic, Inc. about side effects.

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