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Our Approach | Opioid Addiction Treatment Services

Patient-Centered Treatment

BHG’s Patient-Centered Treatment program uses a two-pronged approach to address the medical and behavioral aspects of opioid addiction. This Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) uses Methadone or Buprenorphine (aka: Suboxone) to address a patient’s physical dependence on Opioids, and team-based Behavioral Counseling to address a patient’s psychological dependence.

Hope, Respect, and Caring

Every contact we have with a patient or with someone who cares for a patient should leave that other person with a sense of Hope, Respect, and Caring. We offer Hope for people suffering from the disease of opioid addiction, because we know that the treatment we offer can help them regain the things they’ve lost due to their untreated disease. We provide Respect through our multidisciplinary, team-delivered treatment of addiction, ensuring that our patients are treated with the same dignity and respect that any health care provider gives to a patient suffering from a medical condition. Finally, our patients and the communities we serve should feel with every contact they have with BHG that we deeply Care about the epidemic of opioid addiction, and that we are committed to providing high quality care to those who suffer from this disease.

BHG’s Medical Mission

The Medical Mission of BHG is to empower our patients to realize their best level of functioning in the community. We achieve this outcome by using medication assisted treatment at the lowest possible medication dosage to control the medical and behavioral signs of opioid addiction. BHG provides evidence-based, team-delivered, medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence that allows each patient to work toward achieving his or her best level of functioning in the community.

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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:

The methadone maintenance program at BHG has helped me tremendously to stay off heroin, and my counselor is great. She is down to earth, and I feel that she knows me. Without this program, I would surely be dead sooner or later, and it is helping me with my relationship with my fiancé.

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