The path to recovery is different for each individual, the VIP Health team works together with each patient to build an individual treatment plan and medication assisted program. Recovery is a process that involves improving all aspects of a patient's life.
The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) protocol combines medication with counseling and support to aid in the withdrawal and recovery from opioid substances. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recognizes MAT as 'the most effective treatment for opioid dependence.'
We start with a comprehensive physical examination performed by a physician, lab work and a thorough psychological evaluation. We then create a recovery program tailored just for you that will take into account your history and your unique situation.
We utilize FDA approved medications such as buprenorphine, which have many benefits:
We provide psychological counseling to help our patients break the cycle of opiate dependency. Group therapy provides a forum for patients to discuss an receive support while wrestling with pressures of work, school, family and daily life.
Group therapy sessions provide a structured and supportive therapeutic setting for patients to identify roadblocks that interfere with the recovery process. We teach our patients relapse prevention strategies so that once our patients taper down off of the medication they have the required skills to prevent relapse and to maintain their solid recovery plan.
Individual psychological counseling sessions are available by request.