Essential Healing IOP, Inc 

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How Treatment Can Help


Opioid Dependence


Opioid dependence–addiction to prescription painkillers or heroin–is a chronic, or long-term, medical condition. Because of the ways it affects the brain, opioid dependence isn't something many people can overcome on their own. Opioid dependenceis a treatable medical condition caused by changes in the chemistry of the brain.* When you're opioid dependent, the need to satisfy cravings or avoid withdrawal symptoms can be intense and difficult to manage on your own.

Fortunately, there are proven medical treatments that, along with counseling and behavioral therapy, have helped millions of opioid-dependent people regain control over their condition.

Buprenorphine/Naloxone is an effective treatment you can take at home. By suppressing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings, Buprenorphine/Naloxone can help reduce illicit opioid use, so you can focus on getting back to the things you care about. By suppressing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings, Buprenorphine/Naloxone can help people with opioid dependence take steps to manage their condition so they can focus on rebuilding their lives.


Managing a long-term medical condition takes time

Managing opioid dependence is not simply a matter of "getting clean" or stopping all drug use. Typically, the changes that cause opioid dependence will not be corrected right away. In fact, those changes can trigger cravings months or even years after you've stopped misusing opioids. That's why ongoing treatment that includes counseling and behavioral therapy is so important.

Many long-term medical conditions—not only opioid dependence but also diabetes, high blood pressure, and asthma—are treated with both medication and changes to behavior. Since these conditions are ongoing, the treatments are, too. Buprenorphine/Naloxone, a proven medication-assisted treatment, is meant to help you keep your symptoms under control so you can focus on the changes you and your treatment team decide you need to make.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Bunavail, Zubsolv, Suboxone

(Buprenorphine/Naloxone)


About the Program


Whether you're trying to stop using opioids for the first time or you're ready to try again... it's not a time to go it alone. Together with a doctor who understands opioid dependence, Buprenorphine/Naloxone can help you manage your physical symptoms and cravings, allowing you to work toward your recovery. It's your life. With a complete treatment plan that includes 

Buprenorphine/Naloxone, counseling, and support, you can begin to take it back.



Program Requirements and Mandatory Adherence;

What to expect.


Phase 1 - First 6 weeks of treatment 

Weekly Counseling Sessions with our Therapist, No Exceptions;

Bi-weekly group sessions (provided onsite), No Exceptions;

1 NA/AA meeting per week, No Exceptions;

Must commit to a sponsor ( we can assist with this), again, No Exceptions;

Maintain clean drug screens;

You must actively participate in your treatment and your treatment plan;

No more than 1 week of medication will be prescribed during this time, No Exceptions.


Phase 2

Bi-Weekly Counseling Sessions with our Therapist, No Exceptions;

Bi-weekly group sessions (provided onsite), No Exceptions;

1 NA/AA meeting per week, No Exceptions;

Must be actively working with a sponsor, No Exceptions;

Maintain clean drug screens, No Exceptions beginning Phase 2;

You must continue to actively participate in your treatment and your treatment plan;

No more than 2 week of medication will be prescribed during this time, No Exceptions.


Phase 3

Bi-weekly Counseling Sessions with our Therapist, No Exceptions;

Will begin to lead group sessions (onsite), and actively participate in bi-weekly group session, No Exceptions;

1 NA/AA meeting per week, No Exceptions;

Must be actively working with a sponsor, No Exceptions;

Maintain clean drug screens, No Exceptions;

You must actively participate in your treatment and your treatment plan;

No more than 1 month of medication will be prescribed during this time, No Exceptions.


Independent Transition (IT)

Monthly Counseling Sessions with our Therapist, No Exceptions;

Lead 1 group session per month (onsite), and actively participate in 1 group session per month, No Exceptions;

1 NA/AA meeting per week, No Exceptions;

Must be actively working with a sponsor, No Exceptions;

Maintain clean drug screens, No Exceptions;

You must actively participate in your treatment and your treatment plan;

No more than 4 mg per day and no more than 1 month of medication will be prescribed during this time, No Exceptions.


*Random pill/film count is mandatory. Violations will be determined by your treatment team. 

*Duration of each phase and length of treatment will be determined by your treatment plan and approval by your treatment team.

*No special treatment or favoritism will be tolerated.

*All of the requirements listed above are designed to assist you in behavior modification and cognitive restructuring.

*It is your responsibility to adhere to guidelines as approved for your phase and treatment plan.

*Not fulfilling the requirements as determined in your phase will result in termination.

*Selling, trading, or otherwise misusing your medication will result in immediate termination. Violations may be reported to law enforcement.