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For Patients | Opioid Addiction Treatment Services

 
You’ve chosen to reclaim your life by seeking treatment. BHG will guide you through recovery with the dignity and respect that you deserve.

Information for Patients

The reason we get out of bed every morning is to help people like you overcome opioid addiction. Drug addiction is not a “bad habit” or a “character flaw.” It can rarely be overcome by “getting your act together” or “quitting cold turkey.” Addiction may be the result of bad decisions, but it does not make you a bad person. Addiction is a disease, and it should be treated as a disease:

 

“Whatever conditions may lead to opiate exposure, opiate dependence is a brain-related disorder with the requisite characteristics of a medical illness.”

National Institutes of Health (NIH). Effective Medical Treatment of Opiate Addiction. NIH Consensus Statement 1997, November 17 – 19; 15(6):4.

There are mental and physiological aspects of the disease, and they both need to be addressed. BHG’s model for the treatment of addiction model is the most effective method for treating opioid addiction. By taking the first step in recovery – seeking treatment – you are on your way to getting your life back. BHG’s team of doctors, nurses, and counselors will design an individualized treatment plan suited to your specific situation. Our medical and behavioral approach to treatment, along with a focus on providing respectful, dignified service, yields superior outcomes for our patients.

 

Addiction attacks individuals regardless of gender, social class or ethnicity. BHG focuses on helping people live drug-free lives. We’ve seen countless families reunited, careers rejuvenated, and lives saved. We’re here to help build the blocks of a new, drug-free you. Welcome to your new life.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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Q: We already have suboxone clinics in this area – why do we need methadone? Is methadone better than suboxone for treating opioid addiction?

For many individuals, suboxone (buprenorphine plus naloxone) is an effective first-option for opioid addiction treatment, but it does not work for all patients. This treatment modality is very similar to methadone treatment in that it involves the administration of a legal opioid (buprenorphine) to stabilize the biochemistry of the opioid-dependent person. The active ingredient, buprenorphine, […]

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Words From Our Patients:

Before going to the BHG clinic and beginning methadone treatment and counseling sessions my life had no hope. I was using drugs of all sorts and doing things I thought I never would see myself do. I thought there was no answer to my problem (addiction). I lost all control of my life. I am […]

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