It's about time that emergency rooms get more serious about treating the psychological aspects of opiate overdoses. ER's need to send patients home with resources for psychological support, but also with the first few days if not weeks of buprenorphine therapy. Research is showing that doing so is keeping patients sober and jump-starting the recovery process.
Detoxification from alcohol or opiates is not a pleasant experience and it is not unusual to go in to the hospital for this type of treatment, where a patient is administered an iv, iv medications as well as oral medications. ARCH Detox has developed protocols that allow safe and effective detoxification and withdrawal symptom management as an outpatient in our Day Treatment Room. A patient comes in to our clinic and spends the entire day being monitored on a cardiac monitor and is given iv medications to control withdrawal symptoms in a comfortable environment. Our Day Treatment Room has a standard hospital bed, a comfortable recliner/rocker for a support person, television and internet access. One on one staffing with our experienced LPN ensures that every need is met. Lunch is provided through our detoxification protocols. We welcome you to call and speak with our team to get more information about our treatment programs.
It is not surprising that there is a cost for treatment, detoxification and recovery. These services are usually not free, unless sponsored by a non-profit or state-run service. What does it cost? How much is it worth? The website www.rehab.com offers a great breakdown of the cost of inpatient rehab services. It is interesting to note that a study is referenced that looked at what patients perceive as the most important thing about a rehabilitation program. The thing that mattered the most to patients is cost. So let's be honest, all of the "amenities" offered by a rehab facility, such as swimming pool, spa therapy, equine therapy, etc. are really not that important. A patient and their loved ones want a patient to get well, and to get well at the most affordable price. Not surprisingly, these inpatient rehabilitation facilities suggest that a patient can be treated in a certain time frame, 30 to 90 days. But this is not realistic. Substance use disorders need to be treated over the long term. This has been studied and is proven. Why go to a 30 or 90 day "detox" or rehab when the problem is a chronic one?
ARCH Detox can and will offer you exactly what you need. A program that actually works for the long term at a fraction of the cost of inpatient rehab. Complete and physician-supervised medical detoxification and withdrawal symptom management. Ongoing therapy/counseling with our behavioral health team. Proven results. 12 months of therapy with brief interventional modalities proven to work in randomized trials. This what ARCH Detox offers.
he United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. Between 1999 and 2010, prescription opioid–related overdose deaths increased substantially in parallel with increased prescribing of opioids.1 In 2015, opioid-involved drug overdoses accounted for 33 091 deaths, approximately half involving prescription opioids.2 Additionally, an estimated 2 million individuals in the United States have opioid use disorder (addiction) associated with prescription opioids, accounting for an estimated $78.5 billion in economic costs annually.3 Proven strategies are available to manage chronic pain effectively without opioids, and changing prescribing practices is an important step in addressing the opioid overdose epidemic and its adverse effects on US communities.
See the entire upate from JAMA here.
ARCH Detox's accelerated opiate detox program is going extremely well. Patients are detoxifying from opiates in three days with minimum withdrawal symptoms. Our withdrawal symptom management protocol is keeping patients comfortable and mostly symptom free. According to Dr. Moore, "as long as patients can remain free of the most severe symptoms, they will succeed with this program and be able to go on to long-acting naltrexone, which is the goal." Long-acting naltrexone blocks opiate receptors in the brain and allows the brain to start healing. Along with a good recovery program involving counseling and group meetins, patients with opiate addiction can succeed and go on to live productive and healthy lives.
I just want to thank you for your help and understanding through this difficult time in our family. Because of people like you, us and our children will have a good life now. Anyway, I just want to let you know that I haven't seen him look better than he does now in a long time. He's very motivated and he's been doing great. he still has thoughts in his head and he's open about it. However he is still struggling, but he's ready to do this and I'm glad that you're the one he went to for help.
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THE COLEMAN INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NEW AFFILIATE IN DENVER COLORADO
Richmond, Virginia (June 15, 2017) – The Coleman Institute announced today its partnership with Dr. Nathan Moore of Denver, CO. A nationally recognized leader in opioid addiction treatment, The Coleman Institute is proud to have Dr. Moore join their team of experienced addiction treatment professionals. As a new affiliated medical practice, Dr. Moore and his team will offer a full range of treatment services including Accelerated Opiate Detox, Naltrexone therapy and long-term care planning.
Board-certified through the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Moore completed his undergraduate work at Stanford University, and then attended the Duke University School of Medicine, obtaining his M.D. in 1995. Dr. Moore went to Colorado to complete his residency and has stayed in the area, providing comprehensive family medicine services at his MedNOW Clinics, founded in 2014. He has taken a special interest in addiction medicine, treating patients with opioid use disorder, as well as alcohol and other substance use disorders, at his Addiction Recovery Centers for Healing known as ARCH Detox.
Dr. Peter Coleman, founder and National Medical Director for The Coleman Institute stated, “Dr. Moore’s philosophy of medically supervised detoxification followed by an individualized long-term care program fit perfectly into our unique treatment model. The Coleman Institute’s focus has always been to help patients get clean and stay clean through evidence-based treatment services, and to offer those services to as many people as possible. Our partnership with Dr. Moore serves to further that mission, and we hope to work with him bring hope and recovery to those in need in the Denver area.”
The Coleman Institute’s programs utilize medically supervised detoxification to comfortably and safely control the physical symptoms of withdrawal that can make recovery from opiate addiction challenging, if not impossible. The combination of detoxification and after-care support, including Naltrexone therapy, provides patients with a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan offering the real possibility of experiencing long-term sobriety.
Dr. Moore noted, “We are pleased to be able to add another medically competent treatment option to our services offering at ARCH Detox. The growing need for services to combat substance use disorder is staggering, and partnering with The Coleman Institute was a natural extension of my continuing efforts to offer compassionate, effective options for recovery.”
To meet Dr. Moore, visit: https://thecolemaninstitute.com/locations/denver-colorado
For more information on The Coleman Institute, or to find a location near you, visit: www.TheColemanInstitute.com
About The Coleman Institute:
Established in 1998 in Richmond, VA, The Coleman Institute has developed a unique and customizable approach to assisting patients in overcoming their physical dependency on drugs and then accessing the long-term support resources needed to maintain their sobriety.
Since its inception, The Coleman Institute has helped thousands of patients detoxify and recover from the effects of heroin use and other opioids such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin. The Coleman Institute’s treatment program enables over 98% of its patients to successfully complete their detox and begin Naltrexone therapy.
The Coleman Institute has 11 offices nationwide (Richmond, Atlanta, Austin, Cherry Hill, Metro Chicago, Denver, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Southern California, and Northern California).
MedNOW Clinics has placed over ten probuphine implants to patients. Probuphine implants are used to treat opiate use disorder in patients who have been stabilized on 8 mg or less of buprenorphine for at least three months. The probuphine implant has the advantage over oral buprenorphine in that it is always at a consistent level in the body, does not require daily dosing and lasts for at least six months. According to Dr. Moore, "Our patients with the implant are doing extremely well with no side effects. The implant is very easy to insert here in the clinic. Patients tolerate the procedure well and really love the implant."
ARCH Detox has successfully implanted its first probuphine implant in a patient with opiate use disorder. It is the first such procedure done in Denver. Probuphine implants contain buprenorphine which is used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs. The implant is inserted into the skin of the upper arm and remains in place for 6 months, at which time it needs to be replaced. Probuphine implants have an advantage over traditional medical treatment of opiate use disorders in that the implant is in place for six months during which time there is no need to take an oral medication. The implant offers better compliance with the treatment program and less risk of lost, stolen or mis-used oral medication.
Historically, the addictive process has gained increasing professional and public awareness as do many matters of public health and safety by the outcry of mothers. A great example of this is MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) whose organization and efforts successfully challenged legislatures and courts to address the irresponsibility and illness long unrecognized in society resulting in damage, harm and fatality. The criminalization of driving under the influence of alcohol, or other substances as the legislation naturally evolved, setting the stage for mandated treatment alongside penalties determined by repetition and severity.
Prevention, intervention and treatment for drug use has followed woefully behind in those matters concerning alcohol. Drug users are clearly stigmatized as “something worse” than alcohol users, and deserving less attention due to the “moral deficiency” and waste of funds and resources implicit in that dispute. Again mothers are those who lead the charge for reform and balance in modern society. Illicit drug use and social response its corresponding irresponsibility and illness is rallying mothers whose kid’s lives have been lost or compromised by drugs. Moms United to End the War on Drugs is one of many. A recent article about them published by NPR (National Public Radio) may be found at their website (URL = http://n.pr/1S7fbAX)
Org: Moms United to End the War on Drugs.
URL to NPR Article: http://n.pr/1S7fbAX