Header: Addiction Treatment Services, including for Soboxone

 

Dr John Campbell has been offering addiction treatment service for over 30 years. Our practice offers treatment services including Suboxone prescriptions via telemedicine all over the state of Michigan, or you can come into one of our three offices in Great Rapids, Big Rapids, or Greenville.

Why call us?

You can call us and talk to a member of our staff and we have very quick turnaround, usually within 24 hours.

With our years of experience we can prescribe the right treatment for you to get your life back on track.

We treat you and your situation in a suspportive and non judgemental way.

We are not a large corporation, we are local and here to serve the needs of Michigan residents – we take a personal interest in the people we serve.

Please review our links here for more ifnromation, or simply call us to talk to one of our staff. We are here to help.

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How Do Virtual Appointments Work?

We will schedule an appointment at your convenience, if possible, the same day. Paperless Forms can be completed online and are required by law prior to treatment.

Meet your addiction provider. This half hour appointment will go over your health history, learn about you, and together create a personized treatment program. Plan to do an at home urine drug screen prior to the appointment inorder to get your prescription the same day.

Pharmacy of choice – Pick up your medication the same day.

Call us today at 616 455 9450 for more information or to obtain a prescription.

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WHAT IS OPIOD USE DISORDER?

Opioid addiction — or opioid use disorder — is more common than you might think. The latest figures show that 10.3 million Americans misuse opioids and an estimated 2 million meet the criteria for opioid use disorder. Unfortunately, those figures continue to rise, year-on-year.

The effects of untreated substance misuse are wide-ranging and potentially fatal, including:

  1. Increased tolerance, cravings, and dependence resulting in severe withdrawal symptoms
  2. Health problems such as difficulty sleeping, heart failure, and increased risk of injury
  3. Deficits in working memory
  4. Onset of psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety
  5. Miscarriage, stillbirth, and birth defects, including neonatal abstinence syndrome
  6. Spread of infectious disease like HIV and hepatitis through needle sharing
  7. Chronic unemployment and financial or legal problems

A staggering 128 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. The CDC recently released data that Opioid and Fentanyl overdoses are the number one cause of death for people 18 – 45 years old.

CAN YOU TELL ME MORE AS A FAMILY MEMBER?

Methadone information for families. 

“Something has to change” is the heartfelt desire of most families who have been worrying over a loved one’s addiction. The reality is that families are often a last bastion of hope & support for an individual trapped in the cycle of addictive disease.

Families want to believe that recovery is real, and a new life is possible. Often though, clients have been through several rehab’s only to find themselves still struggling with active drug use. This can deplete the family’s energy, and may act to discourage hope in future possibilities. But do not give up hope.

Does methadone treatment work? The answer is that methadone treatment is effective, and for many people, acts as the bridge to a new life. This is a fact. However, there is no guarantee. Some clients may be ready for the relief that methadone provides from opiate withdrawal, but not yet ready for the other parts of recovery like work, parenting, or other forms of positive behavior change. Recovery is a process. This process does take time.

It’s not always easy to predict how well a client will respond to treatment. Some clients are so ready for change that methadone acts as a springboard … enabling them to open doors and restart their lives in almost unimaginable ways. Other individuals need time to reorient themselves to the demands of daily life. And they may require several months just to clear their minds and to become focused again on moving forward. This is sometimes followed by a period of excellent overall stabilization and a transition into increased productivity. Yet, other clients may struggle for extended periods of time with significant ups and downs before they finally get their bearings.

The amount of improvement varies to a remarkable degree from one client to the next. Most clients will find long lasting relief from opiate withdrawal and also the risky behaviors that were associated with illicit opiate use. Many clients become reliable again with money, scheduling, sharing in household responsibilities. Others become incredibly productive interviewing for jobs, securing work, contributing to family finances, and resuming a full life. Some clients enter college or finish their degree once stabilized on methadone medication.

How long will my family member remain on methadone? Most likely, at least a year. And often times, several years. There is no perfect answer to this question because each client’s stabilization and recovery is a personal process. What we do know in the treatment community is that rushing an individual to detox off of methadone too early leads to relapse and a breakdown in recovery gains. Coming off of methadone successfully, and not relapsing, is a process that typically occurs gradually … not suddenly.

Several factors play into a client’s ability to taper off of a methadone program. Many clients will begin thinking about tapering after a year or so. The family can help this process as can the methadone clinic treatment staff. Clients sometimes develop a fear of tapering off of methadone because they have memories of painful opiate withdrawal, or fear they may risk losing their gains without methadone support. Treatment staff are in a unique position to help the client overcome these fears and to realistically examine their readiness to taper.

Clients can, and do, successfully taper off of methadone everyday. It works best when the client is in control of the pacing, and can make this decision without undue pressure from others.

 

What if my family member drops out of the methadone program, or is removed from it? This does happen from time to time. Occasionally, clients find the rules of the methadone program are too much, or they become no longer willing to travel to the clinic each day. Some clients may begin abusing other drugs and consequently may be removed from the methadone program due to safety concerns. Methadone treatment programs are by design “structured programs”. But some clients require an even higher level of structure such as that found in longer term residential treatment programs. Should your family member need this level of treatment, his or her methadone treatment counselor can help with a referral to a longer term program.

Please note that most all methadone clinics have a variety of treatment interventions & approaches available for their clients. And methadone clinics routinely offer these more intensive treatments to the methadone client as a means of helping them succeed and remain on the methadone program.

 

Will I be kept informed of my family member’s progress with treatment? This decision is left to each methadone treatment client. If a client signs a consent to release information to the family, then progress reports can be provided to them. Methadone clinics typically emphasize that clients develop & utilize a positive support network. Clients often choose their family members as primary supports. Ultimately, who receives information is a decision made by the client.

 

Some Things For Families To Do

  1. Encourage treatment and getting help.
  2. Offer to become involved in the treatment process.
  3. Attend a family support group … for you.
  4. Keep all reasonable options open for discussion.
  5. Set rules & limits for your home. Stick to them.
  6. Be realistic in your expectations of self & others. Patience helps.
  7. Actively pursue your own healthy outlets & activities.
  8. Become educated on the potential benefits of methadone treatment, as well as risks.
  9. Do provide assistance (within reason), especially when it is directly connected to a treatment solution.
  10. Offer acknowledgment for genuine efforts made toward treatment & recovery.

 

TELL ME MORE ABOUT TREATMENT GAPS AND TREATMENT ACCESSIBILITY.

Despite opioid use disorder being an epidemic-level public health concern, there are large treatment gaps — now more than ever in the midst of a pandemic. Care is limited where the need is often greatest, and many traditional models of addiction care are neither accessible nor effective. These widening treatment gaps affect patients of all backgrounds and lived experiences.

There is substantial evidence supporting Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) as the most efficient way to treat opioid addiction, and evidence is emerging to support the use of telemedicine to deliver that treatment.

If recovery are as diverse as you can imagine. Decades ago, there were common stereotypes of addicts as people who looked a certain way and likely came from a shady side of the tracks.

Today, we now understand that addiction has impacted nearly every family and community across the country. It has crept into mainstream life to such a large extent that the old stereotypes have faded away, and in their place are pictures of everyday people like the ones we know and love.

Opioid addiction is an illness that can be successfully treated. This new reality provides hope and assurance that nearly any person, with proper support and treatment, can successfully manage this illness and regain their life.

However, the odds are not good for individuals who stay in active addiction and who postpone their entry into professional care. With the widespread proliferation of fentanyl and other adulterated street opiates, the risks have never been greater.

In the United States, there are a significant number of methadone clinics, buprenorphine clinics, and qualified physicians who specialize in the treatment of opioid addition using medication-assisted approaches. For the vast majority of opioid addicted people, medication is key in helping them to prevent extremely diffcult opioid withdrawal.

Once withdrawal sickness is effectively eliminated, then counseling & support can help restore a person’s life and open up new paths to the future.

WHAT IS SUBLOCADE?

SUBLOCADE is injected by a treatment provider as a liquid and, once inside the body, turns to a solid gel called a depot (dee-poh).

The depot gradually releases buprenorphine at a controlled rate all month.

Sustained levels throughout the month

Buprenorphine is delivered at sustained levels. This means that the levels of buprenorphine in the blood stay consistent throughout the month. The chart below shows what the levels look like during treatment with once-monthly SUBLOCADE.

In a study of buprenorphine plasma levels

How the study was conducted

Throughout the study, levels of buprenorphine were measured in patients’ blood. Patients started with a required preliminary period on daily oral buprenorphine (under the tongue or inside the cheek) to control withdrawal symptoms. After patients were stabilized, they were transitioned to treatment with once-monthly SUBLOCADE. The buprenorphine levels peaked within 24 hours following SUBLOCADE administration, then decreased to a level that was maintained throughout the month.

This data was gathered during a 12-week study designed to measure if SUBLOCADE 300 mg blocked the subjective effects of opioids (hydromorphone 6 mg or 18 mg) in 39 patients. The graph represents modeled measurements and not actual treatment. SUBLOCADE data was not collected daily. Individual results may vary. Before starting treatment with SUBLOCADE, patients must be stabilized for at least 7 days on transmucosal buprenorphine.

WHAT IS VIVATROL?

ABOUT VIVITROL® (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension):

Once-monthly injection

Non-addictive

VIVITROL IS USED:

To help prevent relapse to opioid dependence after detox

To treat alcohol dependence. You should stop drinking before starting VIVITROL

Before starting VIVITROL, you must be opioid-free for a minimum of 7 to 14 days to avoid sudden opioid withdrawal

Do not take VIVITROL if you have any symptoms of opioid withdrawal

VIVITROL must be used with other drug or alcohol recovery programs such as counseling

VIVITROL may not work for everyone and has not been studied in children

WHAT IS ZUBSOLV?

An advanced formulation for the treatment of opioid dependence

ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablets (CIII)

ZUBSOLV is a medication for adults with opioid dependence

ZUBSOLV should be used as part of a complete treatment plan that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy

ZUBSOLV® delivers a comparable concentration of active medication to previously approved Suboxone® tablets.1

But  is different—in a study of 758 people with opioid dependence who experienced both ZUBSOLV and Suboxone film, more than 70% of patients preferred the attributes of ZUBSOLV overall:2

Menthol taste

Ease of administration

Mouthfeel

Only your healthcare provider can prescribe ZUBSOLV.