No. AAR’s philosophy is abstinence-based which means not using any mind-altering substances. If you are currently taking benzos, please talk with your prescriber about tapering off of them. We can’t write you a prescription for Suboxone (or equivalent) while you are taking benzos or test positive for benzos because of the risk of central nervous [...]
Best practices for medication-assisted treatment is between 18-24 months. Our goal is to begin tapering your dose slowly as soon as you and your therapist determine you are ready. We do not use Suboxone for long-term maintenance as our goal is to have our clients drug-free.
No. The only clients we treat with Subutex are those who are pregnant.
Does combining medication with individualized therapy goals greatly increase the odds of lasting success?Jeff Swartz2017-05-31T21:15:51+00:00
Yes! Do not be fooled by doctor’s that do not accept insurance and/or just write scripts for Suboxone or Subutex, offer Vivitrol injections, Naltrexone implants, etc. Medication alone is NOT ADDICTION TREATMENT. In PA, addiction treatment is highly regulated and only state-licensed facilities can provide addiction treatment. Taking medication without addressing a person’s addictive tendencies [...]
Yes. Most health plans require pre-auths for treatment medications. More often than not, your health plan requires counseling in order to authorize the medication. As a client of AAR, we handle your treatment and medication authorizations.
In many cases, yes. However, we cannot guarantee this until you are seen in the office and we complete your full intake evaluation.