Addiction Recovery

The CMH Addiction Recovery Program assists in opiate and alcohol recovery by offering a highly specialized substance abuse treatment program.

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Patients share in the decision making process involving goals and strategies for change. This addiction program is designed to lead patients to physical and psychosocial wellness. The treatment program is available by appointment only. The initial clinical assessment entails a detailed bio-psycho-social history, conducted by a qualified substance abuse counselor. During the one-on-one interview, the counselor helps identify how a person’s major life areas have been adversely affected by chemical use and works with the program physician to help develop a case-specific treatment plan based on the individuals particular needs and strengths. Medical assessment, including labs and drug screens, are ordered and evaluated by Kurt Bravata, M.D., board certified family medicine physician. A customized medical treatment plan is established and patients are seen regularly through the next 12 months.

Program Success
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) protocol is an evidence-based practice that combines pharmacological interventions with substance abuse counseling and social support. Although not for everyone, it is an essential part of the comprehensive array of services available to people struggling with addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Patients are provided with medication to curb cravings in conjunction with outpatient program designed to promote recovery. The CMH Addiction Recovery Program medical staff are committed to promoting consumer choice and client centered treatment. We believe that sobriety is much more than staying sober. To that end, our program looks at many important life areas including:

  • Life Skills Development
  • Addiction Education
  • Physical Health and Wellness
  • Achieving Mental Health
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Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT)
The CMH Addiction Recovery Program utilizes two primary medications including Vivitrol  (Depot Naltrexone) and Oral Naltrexone to curb cravings. Vivitrol and oral Naltrexone have been shown to effectively treat alcohol and opioid dependence when used as part of a treatment program that includes counseling and support. We also use Acamprosate (Campral) for alcohol cessation and Buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone, Zubsolv) to treat opioid dependence. However, the addiction recovery program does not dispense or prescribe Methadone at this time.

To learn more about the CMH Addiction Recovery Program, contact Southside Medical Center.