Get your life back! We specialize in Suboxone therapy for opiate addiction patient’s who also have chronic pain. The Padda Institute is an outpatient facility where we ease patients through the recovery process from addiction. We specialize in the confidential treatment of patients in both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. Our experienced staff will develop a results based individualized treatment plan for you based on your addiction history and your specific needs.
Opiate Addiction and chronic pain are not uncommon
Specialized treatment is needed for patient’s with both addiction and chronic pain
Chronic pain and addiction are not static conditions. Both fluctuate in intensity over time and under different circumstances and
require ongoing management. Treatment for one condition can support or conflict with treatment for the other; a medication that may be appropriately prescribed for a particular chronic pain condition may be inappropriate given the patient’s substance use history. Other commonalities include the following:
Pain and addiction are related
About our program for addiction and chronic pain
Suboxone therapy is a type of maintainance treatment for opiate addiction. Maintenance treatment is a method of minimizing opiate withdrawals and relapse episodes by using medications. Suboxone was approved in 2000 for the maintenance treatment of opiate addiction. Suboxone effects the same area of the brain as other opiates. Suboxone also blocks the effects of any opiates that might be used. This eliminates cravings and diminishes the chance that the Suboxone will be abused. For opiate addicts, Suboxone has become an affordable, convenient, and safer alternative to Methadone. While regular monthly visits to the clinic are still required, the patient no longer has to visit the clinic every day.
Stated simply, Suboxone is designed to do two things:
1. minimize cravings
2. lessen the high felt when using an abused substance
We also advocate participation in AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) which we believe can provide a strong support network for people in recovery.
We understand the process of recovery from addiction can be a long and painful one. By developing an individualized plan of care for each patient, we help aid the patient into sobriety. As clinicians’ we make the process as easy as possible by providing both medical support to minimize withdrawals and its symptoms and psychological support that can increase the likelihood of treatment success. We have three distinct phases of treatment:
Phase 1: Outpatient Detox and Titration
This involves an 8-12 hour stay at our facility for the first day. You will be given your first dose of Suboxone and monitored to determine the medication’s effectiveness. One or two follow-up visits will be scheduled over the next week to monitor your progress. (During this visit, a urine drug screen will be obtained.)
Phase 2: Maintenance Phase:
Following detox, you will progress to a monthly maintenance phase. This continues for the duration of the Suboxone treatment.
Phase 3: Weaning
A slow weaning phase is attempted after an appropriate period of time and if significant support is available as well as patient motivation. After several months, patients will be gradually tapered off of Suboxone by lowering daily dose until patients no longer require Suboxone. At this time counseling is still strongly recommended to watch for any signs of relapse.
Detox can be the beginning of a new life for you… a life free from the chemicals that are causing such destruction and devastation in your life.
“Do It Yourself” detox from substances like Alcohol, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, etc., can lead to life-threatening complications such as seizures, brain injuries, and death. The severity varies depending upon the person, the substance abused, the amount abused, and the frequency of abuse. Detox should be medically supervised.