We are the only Suboxone Program in the Tri-State Area to offer a sliding fee scale for those without insurance. We work with numerous Tri-State Doctors.
Hand of Hope offers an outpatient Suboxone treatment program designed to help individuals desiring recovery from drug addiction. The program involves the use of Suboxone in conjunction with therapy by professionally skilled counselors. Clients are taught skills in how to live a healthy lifestyle free from addiction to prescription pain pills or other types of drugs.
We have open enrollment Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm. Clients generally see a doctor within a week of enrollment. While in treatment, clients are required to attend one group meeting per week and meet with a counselor once a month.
Recovery That Works
Key Facts on Opioid Dependence
- An Opioid is a chemical substance that’s main use is for pain relief.
- Opioid dependence is recognized by the World Health Organization as a brain disease.
- Opioid dependence is a condition that involves the physical, psychological, and behavioral need for an opioid, and affects every aspect of a person’s life.
- The misuse of opioids can create euphoria of such intensity that reinforces drug-taking behavior and resets the brain to believing that opioids are necessary to survive.
- Opioid prescription painkillers are chemically similar to heroin and can be as addictive.
- Adults abusing opioids typically acquire them by doctor shopping, youths abusing opioids typically acquire them by: stealing them from parents or relatives, buying them from classmates who are selling legitimate prescriptions, or buying them form illegal internet pharmacies or other vendors.
- When an opioid-dependent person stops talking opioids, severe physical withdrawal symptoms occur, and he/she often develops intense cravings for the drug. These cravings can be so powerful that people find it extremely difficult to stop taking opioids.
- The social stigma attached to opioid dependence is so strong that some people will continue using opioids rather than risk possible exposure by seeking treatment.
- Psychosocial counseling is a critical component of opioid-dependence treatment.
- A new treatment option has been available since 2003, which can be prescribed by trained physicians in the privacy of an office setting.
- Opioid dependence can now be managed medically – in the same way other chronic illnesses are managed.
- Many individuals are more inclined to be treated in theff privacy and convenience of a physician’s office.
- According to several conservative estimates, every dollar invested in opioid-dependence treatment may yield a return of between $4 and $7 in a reduced drug-related crime, criminal justice costs, and theft alone. when savings related to health care costs are included, the ratio can equal 12:1 for every dollar invested.