BrookStone Medical Center is now accepting new patients!
BSMC is a Medically Assisted Treatment Program. The program offers several different medications that aid in the recovery of Opioid (prescription medication or heroin) Dependency. BSMC is offering intake appointments Monday – Thursday to persons interested in joining the program. MAT Programs require patients to arrive at the clinic daily, receive their medication proctored by registered nurses and the medical team, attend group meetings or counseling on a regular basis, take random drug tests on a bi-monthly basis and set goals frequently with team members.
Currently BSMC has ZERO wait times, a quick intake process, easily transfers patients current dose schedules and take homes and offers over 15 different types of classes, counseling and group meetings all included in the program fee. The team at BSMC is welcoming, positive and fun! Monthly giveaways are held to get all patients involved in their treatment process and to help patients continue to make positive strides in their goal setting. Currently BSMC is hosting a HUGE giveaway for a CAR!
BrookStone has a goal of making a positive difference in the community by including family and friends of patients in many different classes, counseling, group meetings and events hosted at the clinic. The best known way to combat Opioid Dependency IS Medically Assisted Treatment, which is recognized by the FDA.
Many Medically Assisted Treatment Centers across the country offer several medication options. BrookStone Medical Center offers both Methadone and Buprenorphine treatment.
Methadone comes in a liquid form. When patients arrive at BSMC the nurse proctors their medication intake as they drink dosages of Methadone. Methadone treatment requires patients to come to the clinic daily, however, it is a quick process and BSMC does not have wait times for patients. BSMC is open in the early morning hours to make it convenient for patients to get up and start their day by taking their medication – before heading off to work or beginning their normal daily routines. The purpose of Methadone is to decrease and eliminate withdrawal and craving symptoms persons feel while abstaining from prescription medication and heroin.
Patients are given a specific dose on intake and build that dose up until they feel stable – and are able to continue their lives and relationships in a positive fashion. When patients feel they are ready, they are able to begin creating taper plans with the medical team. The DEA recommends a taper of two years, however this differs from patient to patient.
BSMC also offers a medication called ‘Buprenorphine.” Buprenorphine comes in a tablet form. The tablet is a little while circle that is to be placed under the tongue and dissolve in a persons mouth. It is required that patients wait in the dosing room while allowing Buprenorphine Tablets to dissolve in their mouth. Nurses instruct patients to take their time to get the full benefit of the medication. If medication is swallowed, it goes straight to the gut which drastically reduces the result of the medication. Whereas, if the tablet is dissolved, the bodies receptors pick up the medication and the Buprenorphine is better able to do its job: decreasing and eliminating withdrawal and craving symptoms.
The two medication types are very similar and should be discussed with the medical team which one is right for each persons history. Currently Medically Assisted Treatment is the best way to treat Opioid Dependency. If you or someone you know is interested in treatment, give BrookStone Medical Center a call to discuss treatment options and schedule an appointment today.