Opioids (Pain Medication) Medical Detox Using Suboxone

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, deaths from prescription pain medications have reached epidemic levels in the past decade. The number of overdose deaths from pain medications is now greater than those of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. A big part of the problem is non-medical use of prescription pain medications—using drugs without a prescription, or using drugs just for the “high” they cause. In 2010 about 12 million Americans (age 12 or older) reported non-medical use of prescription painkillers in the past year.

Personalized Opiate Addiction Treatment Options

Care First offers personalized, confidential outpatient opiate addiction treatment starting with comfortable and caring physician-directed detoxification. Whether a patient has become addicted to OxyContin®, Vicodin®, Heroine or other opiates, Care First’s pain medication addiction treatment program utilizes evidence-based medicine, combined with exceptional psychotherapy and integrative healing methods including: meditation, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, nutritional supplements and exercise whenever appropriate.

Opiate Addiction Treatment for Teens

Teenagers are especially vulnerable to prescription opiate drug abuse and addiction. They generally believe that pain medications are safe and they are often drawn to experimentation. Dr. Wassef has treated hundreds of teens that have become addicted to prescription painkillers including Vicodin® and OxyContin®.

Outpatient detoxification from narcotic painkillers such as Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin, and Lortab as well as Heroin and Morphine.

Suboxone is an excellent medication for the outpatient detoxification from narcotic painkillers such as Oxycodone and Percocet. It is considered to be very safe, with a low risk of overdose. Suboxone is also unique in that in order to start the medication, the patient has to be somewhere between early to moderate withdrawal. If the medication is started too early, it will cause precipitated withdrawal, which is more severe than regular withdrawal. I use a number of medications to make patients more comfortable overnight before they start Suboxone the next day.

Some patients choose to not go on Suboxone maintenance after detox and choose Vivitrol ® or drug free recovery. My goal is to detox you off of Oxycontin or Heroin and remain opioid or opiate free.

 

Our Opioid Detox protocols

 

ELLITE OUTPATIENT OPIOID DETOX PROGRAM

Inpatient detoxification is usually too brief for the physiological effects of opioids to resolve. Dr. Wassef performs elite outpatient Opioids Detox Protocol that allows safe and effective transition from opioid addiction to Vivitrol® with guaranteed high success rate.

 

3- APPOINTMENT PROGRAM USING BUPRENORPHINE (SUBOXONE ® OR SUBUTEX ®)

FOR ALL OPAITES (VICODON®, PERCOCET®, OXYCODONE®, Methadone, ETC.)

Before you begin treatment, we will ask you questions about your medical health history, your mental health history, and your substance use history, including your current opioid use. There are no wrong answers to these questions. The goal is to be sure that we have accurate information so we can create a treatment plan that meets your needs. All the information you give will be held strictly confidential. Medication is adjusted on an individual basis during follow-up phone calls with Dr. Wassef.

Its two weeks program, at week 2, if indicated, an opiate blocker is started (Naltrexone) that decreases opiate craving. If a patient slips and uses an opiate while on Naltrexone, they will not become re-addicted because they will not feel the effect of their opiate. If needed, further visits would be at a per visit rate.

 

RAPID DETOX. PROGRAM

FOR ALL OPAITES (VICODON®, PERCOCET®, OXYCODONE®, Methadone, ETC.)

Dr. Wassef is using a cutting edge proprietary detox procedure to have safe and effective detox over the weekend and be ready to go back to work on Monday. Dr. Wassef will always be available to his patients on his cell phone during this program.

(This will be ideal for young professional patients, struggling with addiction to pain medications, who want to start on Naltrexone).

MAINTENACE PROGRAM:

After Successful Detox:

Option 1: Buprenorphine Suboxone® maintenance

The patient would then visit Dr. Wassef on a regular 28 day basis for Buprenorphine refills while recovery is monitored by the patient’s documented individual therapist or recovery group.

Option 2: Naltrexone VIVITROL® maintenance

The patient would then visit Dr. Wassef on a regular 30 day basis for VIVITROL ® shot while recovery is monitored by the patient’s documented individual therapist or recovery group.

Option 3: Drug free maintenance program

The patient would then visit Dr. Wassef on a regular 30 day basis for one to one 30 minute sessions while recovery from the pain medication addiction is monitored by the patient’s documented individual therapist or recovery group.

 

Call Dr. Wassef regarding any pain medication problems you may have.

For a FREE phone consultation, call (848) 667-5225.

SERVICES

  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Detox
  • Opiates
  • Suboxone®, Vivitrol ® Treatment
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Alcohol Issues, Use and Dependency
  • Sleep Problems
  • Problematic ADD and ADHD Pharmacology
  • Psychological Services
  • Alternative Methods

Care First Medicals
550 Newark Avenue. Suite 207
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Care First Medicals
74 Brunswick Woods Dr.
East Brunswick, Nj. 08816

Two Locations to Better Serve You:

550 Newark Avenue. Suite 207
Jersey City, NJ 07306
contact@carefirstmedicals.com
Phone: 848-200-1699
Fax: 201-256-4104

74 Brunswick Woods Dr.
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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