Here at A New Start Clinic, we ascribe to the following keys to the successful treatment of addiction.
MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT)
- Outpatient Treatment
- After Care - Maintenance
- TWO Board Certified Addictionologists
Begins with awareness and education starting in the local Elementary, Middle and High Schools. Education also includes community awareness participation such as speaking at local Chamber, Civic, Church, and Community groups to heighten awareness and to break previous stigmata about addiction. We also participate in designated Addiction Awareness Week.
Begins with a selection of an Accredited Behavioral Health Service Organization or Alcohol and Other Drug Entity (BHSO/AODE) program. The 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."
Striving to be the Commonwealth's leader in addiction treatment for patient experience, clinical outcomes, and educating our communities regarding Opioid addiction.
Our vision is to be the addiction medicine (MAT) provider of choice throughout the Commonwealth and its surrounding states and partner with an entity to sustain the growth of a medically necessary program.
- To give people their lives back.
- To give Mother's and Father's their families back.
- To give Parents and Grandparents their children and grandchildren back.
- To give communities and employers their citizens and employees back.
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.
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.
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.