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“Dr. Saltzman saved my life”
Stopping the use of opiates is very difficult, if not impossible without medical intervention. At Midtown Health and Wellness, we help users of opiates recover by providing Suboxone treatment, an innovative medication that can provide immediate results and break the cycle of addiction.
Users of opiates can transition to Suboxone within 24 hours, itself an opiate, to avoid experiencing a painful withdrawal process. Suboxone is safe and can be used until one has done the work of recovery to markedly decrease the chance of relapse.The combination of Suboxone and ongoing therapy is the gold standard treatment for opiate dependence and has been demonstrated to be effective in achieving long-term recovery.
Suboxone is so effective because it works immediately, allowing patients to begin recovery as soon as they make the decision. Within minutes of taking the first dose of Suboxone, most patients feel a sense of well being and clarity. Patients almost invariably experience a new enthusiasm to attend to their work and family.
Everyone who comes in for treatment has a different story and is at a different stage on their path to recovery. We meet you exactly where you are, providing immediate tools to help you recover. These tools go far beyond just a monthly Suboxone prescription. We provide:
Our clinic offersa comfortable and supportive environment. We are discreetly located in a professional office building, and our staff is trained to maintain patient confidentiality.Our convenient hours mean you can visit on evenings and weekends without disrupting your daily schedule.
The process of Suboxone treatment at Midtown Health and Wellness consists of 4 steps:
We will provide a no-cost general health assessment the very first time you contact our clinic. We’ll discuss whether or not Suboxone treatment is appropriate for you and, if so, make plans for your transition off opiods and onto Suboxone, if appropriate as soon as the next day. We’ll help you understand your insurance coverage and the fees associated with our programs.
At your first appointment, you’ll meet with your treatment team, including the medical doctor, therapists and recovery coaches.
A thorough and comprehensive interview is completed so we can get to know you as a patient. Your medical team will assess your physical and mental health, and create a personalized Suboxone plan for you.It’s common for patients to come to the first appointment while still using opiates, and we are prepared to help patients at any stage in their recovery path.
At the second visit, the first dose of Suboxone will be administered. This visit may take up to 2 hours as we work with you to figure out the proper dosing.
For induction on Suboxone, you must be in withdrawal for 24 hours. We will ease you through the discomfort of withdrawal with medications, and time your transition to Suboxone on a day that will minimize disruption to your daily life. The first 24 to 72 hours are vital and we ask patients to be in close proximity during this period.
The physician, in collaboration with the patient and the treatment team, will determine the frequency of visits following Suboxone induction. It is our experience that treatment should last at least six months and that, ideally, it will continue for between 1 and 3 years.
However, everyone is treated as an individual and decisions regarding treatment are made on a case-by-case basis.We will then begin the process of engaging patients with the work of self awareness, developing insight, teaching tools for dealing with frustration, anger, resentment, rejection, and other challenges of daily life, in order to develop the ability to stay on course and not relapse back into drug use.
Call Midtown Health and Wellness today at 646-434-0702 to begin your journey to recovery from opiate addiction.