Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment

Patients are treated both in the Emergency Department and in outpatient settings. We ensure patients with opioid-related substance use disorder stay in treatment to receive follow-up care and are supported within their communities.

Our physicians are all board certified in Addiction Medicine. We see patients of all ages, who struggle with alcohol or drugs. Common drug problems we treat are opioids (whether prescribed by a provider or gotten illegally), marijuana, and others. We also help behavioral addictions such as gambling, sex, and/or pornography.

We use “Medication Assisted Treatment” (MAT) in most patients. These are medications to help people stay sober.

The most common medications we use in opioid abuse are:

  • Buprenorphine, either under the tongue versions (such as Suboxone), or injectable, long-acting versions (such as Sublocade or Brixadi)
  • Naltrexone, either a daily pill (such as Revia) or injectable, long-acting version (Vivitrol)
  • Methadone – this can only be done in specialized clinics; if after evaluation and discussion it is decided that this is the best option, we have relationships with local services who can then manage this

The most common medications we use in alcohol abuse are:

  • Naltrexone, either a daily pill (such as Revia) or injectable, long-acting version (Vivitrol)
  • Acamprosate pills (Campral)
  • Disulfiram pills (Antabuse)
  • There are also other “off-label” options

These medications can be very helpful when used in the right patient. MAT is a personal choice. We work closely with all our patients to help them make an individual plan. This is not “one size fits all.”

We take most insurances, including private insurances and medical assistance. For patients without insurance who are eligible, we work with the Council on Chemical Abuse to provide financial assistance. Care Managers are also available to help patients get insurance.