WHAT ARE THE GENERAL GUIDELINES OF A NEW START?
We offer outpatient medication-assisted specialized quality care for opioid drug use management and recovery. We support the education and understanding of addiction as a disease, so that more patients and communities can find the care they need to focus on and overcome the current national opioid epidemic.
Addictive illness is a chronic brain disease that can be addressed with treatment and treatment works. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs and the medications used today have been studied and proven to be highly successful in recovery over years of research.
At New Start, our programs use the latest science to create a comprehensive plan for patients that include MAT, counseling and medical services. Programs are customized to the patient’s needs and services are delivered in a way that respects the dignity, value and self-worth of every individual.
Insurances We Accept :
- Medicaid (Anthem, Aetna, Humana, Passport-Molina, WellCare)
- MultiPlanAlliance Coal
- TriCare East
- And others…
Begins with selection of an Accredited Behavioral Health Service Organization or Alcohol and Other Drug Entity (BHSO/AODE) program. Typical treatment approach would consist of two physician visits monthly, coupled with two (Cognitive) therapy sessions monthly, two Narcotics Anonymous / Alcoholics Anonymous (12-Step Program) sessions monthly.
After Care is designed to transition the patient to a maintenance phase of treatment with Abstinence as the goal but only after the bio-chemistry and neuropathway changes of the brain have occurred.
During the maintenance phase, the patient will continue toward the goal of abstinence or the lowest possible dose of Buprenorphine-Naloxone (Suboxone) to remain in recovery. The maintenance phase can be sustained long-term by a monthly visit with a provider, behavioral health therapy session, and Narcotics Anonymous / Alcoholics Anonymous (12-Step Program) twice monthly. These processes will not ensure success but will greatly increase the possibility of sobriety. With abstinence-only, the sobriety rate is less than 10%. With a MAT program sobriety after one year jumps to 50%.
EMPATHY – Big journeys begin with small steps.
Phases Of Addiction Recovery
- History and physical exam
- Substance abuse history
- Urine drug screen
- Induction of medicine (if never taken)
- Initial lab work
- Intake assessment with a therapist in the first month
- Group therapy attendance monthly beginning the first month
- NA/AA meeting at least twice monthly beginning the first month
- Weekly physician visits for first three months of care
- Physician visit every two weeks
- Urine drug screen every visit
- Group therapy attendance
- Individual therapy attendance
- 2NA/AA meetings per month with attendance confirmed by the leader
- Have been in program 12 months or longer
- All urine drug screens consistent for the past 6 months
- Recommended group therapy monthly for the past 6 months
- Attended NA/AA meetings 2 X monthly last 6 months
- Attended individual therapy monthly
- Will be scheduled monthly to see a physician
- If failure of any of the above items, placed on accountability with weekly visits for 4 weeks or longer until deemed stable by the provider
- May return to monthly visits if all items appropriate after the 2 months to re-stabilization phase
Opioid Addiction is a chronic disease due to deficiency of dopamine, a brain chemical that allows people to feel normal, deal with life, be content & happy. As much a chronic disease as diabetes which is due to a deficiency of insulin in the pancreas.
Outpatient Care begins with selection of an Accredited Treatment Program.
MAT is an evidence-based practice that combines medication with counseling, behavioral therapies, psychosocial therapies, and social support services to treat substance use disorders, opioid dependence, and prevent opioid overdoses.
12 Step Program
The 12 Steps were created by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous to establish guidelines to overcome an addiction to alcohol. The program gained enough success in its early years for other addiction support groups to adapt the steps to their own needs.