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.
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 [...]
If you are a new client, you will not be able to attend monthly. Individuals progress through addiction treatment at different rates. Your initial treatment level will be discussed and agreed upon during your intake. Keep in mind, research has shown unequivocally that good outcomes are contingent on adequate treatment length and intensity. Best practices [...]
In many cases, yes. However, we cannot guarantee this until you are seen in the office and we complete your full intake evaluation.
Group length depends on the level of care you are placed into initially. How long you remain in each level of care depends on how well you are doing. As you progress through your treatment goals and you are stable enough to step down into a lower level of treatment, you will attend with less [...]
Yes. AAR specializes in treating addiction. Seeing a generalized counselor is great, but our counselors are specially trained in addiction treatment. Even more important, if you are interested in medication-assisted treatment, most health coverages require that you are in treatment in order to have your medication pre-authorized. Through specific addiction treatment, clients learn how to [...]