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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that before starting on your journey to overcome opioid addiction, you may have numerous questions about the treatment process. We encourage you to review our frequently asked questions, compiled from inquiries by individuals like yourself. If your question isn’t addressed, don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

Please note that our frequently asked questions serve educational purposes only and should not replace consultations with healthcare professionals.

Methadone is an FDA-approved medication designed to aid individuals battling opioid addiction. As a full opioid agonist, it effectively reduces opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms while blocking the effects of opioids. Learn More

Buprenorphine and buprenorphine with naloxone, often referred to as Suboxone, are FDA-approved medications designed to treat individuals with opioid use disorder. As a partial opioid agonist, buprenorphine effectively relifes withdrawal symptoms and cravings while reducing the potential for misuse. Learn More

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a comprehensive approach to addressing opioid addiction. By utilizing medication to minimize cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and combining it with counseling and support, MAT stands as the most effective solution for overcoming opioid dependency. Learn More

Though methadone and buprenorphine interact with the same brain regions as other opioids, their prescribed use substantially lowers the likelihood of misuse, abuse, and addiction.

Buprenorphine and methadone may interact with other medications. It’s essential to discuss your current medications with your provider and counselor, ensuring we can support you in managing them safely and effectively. Learn More

Within our opioid treatment programs (OTPs), attending individual counseling sessions is a crucial component alongside medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Not only is counseling an integral part of your recovery journey, but it’s also mandated by state and federal regulations.
Throughout your treatment, understanding the reasons behind your opioid use is essential. Our counseling sessions assist you in altering your thought patterns and behaviors while teaching you effective coping strategies for stress. Additionally, you’ll gain insight into the nature of addiction and how to sustain your recovery.
During the initial phase of treatment, daily visits are necessary for us to closely monitor your medication dosage and support your journey towards stability in recovery. By complying with our policies and procedures, and meeting criteria such as consistent drug screens and time spent in treatment, you may become eligible for take-home medication.
Studies indicate that patients who remain in treatment for a minimum of one year have a higher chance of successful recovery compared to those with shorter treatment durations. Nevertheless, the length of your treatment will be tailored to your unique needs, which can be discussed with your provider and counselor.
Our outpatient treatment approach allows you to pursue recovery without disrupting your everyday life. Our dedicated medical team will assist you in determining the appropriate medication dosage, ensuring you can engage in daily activities and fulfill your responsibilities without any impairments or side effects.
Methadone and buprenorphine are both considered safe for medication-assisted treatment during pregnancy or breastfeeding. We will collaborate with your other healthcare providers and connect you to social services, ensuring the well-being of both you and your baby throughout your recovery journey.
Building a supportive community during treatment can provide you with accountability and motivation in the early stages of recovery. If you’re experiencing strained relationships with family and friends, group counseling, recovery meetings, or other support groups can offer you acceptance and compassion from peers who understand your journey.
After managing your cravings and withdrawal symptoms through medication, our focus shifts towards enhancing your overall well-being. We will support you in adopting a balanced diet, staying hydrated, engaging in regular exercise, and establishing a healthy sleep routine to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.
We understand the importance of consistent treatment, which is why our programs provide guest medication services at any BAART Programs-affiliated location across the country. While you don’t need to be our patient to access these services, there is a daily fee for receiving your medication at an alternate location. Learn More
rewrite: Our programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), which ensures you receive quality treatment in a safe facility. Patient privacy is regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and substance use treatment records are governed by 42 CFR Part 2 BS Our programs proudly hold accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), guaranteeing that you receive top-quality treatment in a secure environment. We adhere to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for patient privacy, while substance use treatment records are managed in compliance with 42 CFR Part 2.
We accept various payment options, including cash, credit cards, debit cards, and money orders. However, we do not accept personal checks. We also welcome Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance, and veteran insurance. For those who are uninsured, grant funding may be available. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information on your payment options.
Our programs are specifically designed to address addiction to fentanyl, heroin, prescription medications, and other opioids. If you require assistance with other substances, we’re more than happy to connect you with another facility within our network or refer you to suitable treatment providers in your area.