Medication Assisted Treatment for People of Color (Coming Soon)

In response to the Opioid Crisis DBHDD has agreed to fund HUGS Recovery Centers to provide Medication Assisted Treatment in Communities of Color.

Most of the media attention in the current nationwide heroin epidemic has focused on the uptick in overdose deaths among suburban, white, middle-class users — many of whom turned to the drug after experimenting with prescription painkillers.

And it’s among whites where the most dramatic effect has been seen — a rise of more than 260 percent in the last five years, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

But the epidemic has also been seeping into communities of color, where heroin overdose death rates have more than doubled among African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans, but gone largely overlooked by the media. Young African Americans are experimenting with and becoming addicted to drugs like Oxycodone aka Percocet, Codeine aka Lean and other opioids. Many of these drugs are glorified in rap songs, creating an epidemic in communities of color.

Opioid addiction is a major crisis in America and here at HUGS Recovery Centers, we will soon be providing Medication Assisted Treatment, culturally appropriate for people of color. The program will assist them with a safe detox and withdrawal process while engaging them in long-term therapy that leads to full recovery.  There are two medications that are both proven and approved by the FDA to help with this process. Buprenorphine (Suboxone) helps with detox, withdrawal and treatment while Naltrexone (Vivitrol) is a monthly treatment proven to prevent relapse after successful detoxification.

 

Outpatient Detoxification Program Using Buprenorphine (Suboxone)

What is Suboxone

Suboxone contains naloxone, which blocks the effects of medicines and drugs like methadone, morphine, and heroin. This is added to prevent people from injecting Suboxone and improper use of the medication. Suboxone is the most commonly prescribed medication and given to patients during the maintenance phase of treatment.

 

Program Outline

  • Physician-led Team of Professionals 
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Medically Monitored Outpatient Detoxification
  • Outpatient Treatment Program ASAM Levels I, II.I, & II.5 (Highly Recommended)
  • Flexible Schedules for Detoxification & Outpatient Treatment
  • Many Patients May Continue Their Job and Daily Routines During Treatment
  • Monitored Drug Screens

 

Admissions Criteria

  • Patient must have no history of DTs withdrawal or seizures. Patient must not be taking any mood altering substances.
  • Patient must be escorted by responsible drug-free adult (21 years and over) that will monitor patient during acute detoxification phase (initial 3 to 7 days of detox).
  • Adult must escort patient to and from ambulatory detox program. Adult must also hold patient medication to monitor patient only takes medication as prescribed.
  • Patient must bring in all prescriptions medications to be reviewed by ambulatory program nurse and/or physician.
  • Patient must consent to take ambulatory detoxification medication as prescribed.

 

Outpatient Opioid Program Using Naltrexone (Vivitrol)

What is VIVITROL

Vivitrol is a non-addictive, once-monthly treatment proven to prevent relapse in opioid dependent patients when used with counseling following detoxification. VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain while you work with the psychological aspects of counseling.

 

Program Outline

  • Physician-led Team of Professionals
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Medically Monitored
  • Outpatient Therapy (Required)
  • Flexible Schedules for Outpatient Treatment
  • Many Patients May Continue Their Job and Daily Routines During Treatment
  • Helps Prevent Relapse After Successful Detoxification
  • Monitored Drug Screens


Admissions Criteria

  • Patient must be opioid-free for 7 to 10 days
  • Patient must have completed a detoxification program within 10 days
  • Patient must have no history of DTs withdrawal or seizures.
  • Patient must not be taking any mood altering substances
  • Patient must be willing to receive Vivitrol treatments for 12 consecutive months
  • Patient must bring in all prescriptions medications to be reviewed by program nurse and/or physician
  • Patient must consent to treatment and outpatient therapy as prescribed and recommended
  • Patient must submit to random drug screens throughout the treatment process
  • Patient must attend peer-driven support groups weekly and document attendance

 

The program will be funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities and will be free of charge for those who can not otherwise afford services. Proof of inability to pay will be required. The program is expected to start in May 2018. 

We will accept Private Pay and Insurance.  

 

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Addiction is no laughing matter, it destroys thousands of lives each year. You don’t have to be another statistic, HUGS Recovery can help. The services we offer enables our clients to become productive citizens again, and we help restore family ties. That’s what we do…….

 

HUGS Recovery     4751 Best Rd., Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30337        888-874-0593

 

Conveniently located near Atlanta’s Heartsfield-Jackson International Airport