Methadone is a legal alternative medication that can be prescribed to patients who are struggling with opiate addiction. BrookStone Medical Center offers both Methadone and Burprenorphine as medication-assisted treatments to patients who are looking to taper off of prescriptions drugs or heroin.
Opioid therapies with the help of methadone or burprenorphine reduce the effects of opioid withdrawal and reduce cravings. They have been shown to increase retention in treatment and reduce risk behaviors that lead to transmission of HIV and viral hepatitis such as using opioids by injection.
At BrookStone Medical Center we offer specialized daily doses of liquid Methadone prescribed by the physician after a physical examination. Each patient who is enrolled in the Methadone Tapering program will be required to come to BSMC daily during business hours to receive their daily dose. All participants will receive a take home medication on Sunday and Federal Holidays. Counseling is included in each treatment plan, specialized for each patients needs.
The methadone dosing fee includes urine drug testing, doctor visits, counseling and the medication.
Similar to Methadone, Burprenorphine is a legal alternative medication that can be prescribed to patients who are struggling with opiate addiction. Buprenorphine is offered in tablets that are to be dissolved under the tongue each day when patients come into the clinic to receive their dose. The dissolving medication is proctored by a trained medical team to ensure patients are receiving the most effective treatment.
Buprenorphine is known to be a better quality product with less side effects, however this can differ from patient to patient. Each patient who is enrolled in the Buprenorphine Tapering program will be required to come to BSMC daily during business hours to receive their daily dose. All patients receive take home medications on Sundays and all Federal Holidays.
The Buprenorphine treatment fee includes urine drug testing, doctor visits, counseling and the medication.
These medications coupled with counseling have been shown to increase retention in treatment and reduce risk behaviors that lead to transmission of HIV and viral hepatitis such as using opioids by injection.
In order for every patient to feel most comfortable, Brookstone Medical Center provides individual and private coaching in our building. If you prefer to talk one on one this is a great option for you to do so. One on one coaching with a member of the counseling team will help with your compliance in the program and required counseling hours.
BSMC promises a comfortable and safe environment for every counseling session. If you would like to counsel privately with a professional you must schedule an appointment with the staff.
Group Classes is a specific form of coaching that is used to treat psychological disorders including substance abuse and addiction. Typically, it involves regular sessions where one or more group leaders work with several individuals who are being treated for the same health issue. Many people benefit from the peer support in group classes and discussions. These classes can help people in several ways: Being able to interact with other individuals who are learning to cope with similar addictions or health issues, realizing your not alone through hearing others share similar experiences can help boost self esteem, sharing feelings has been shown to reduce stress, guilt and pain, members learn how to avoid engaging in destructive behaviors and practice using new healthy behaviors.
Group Classes will be held at BrookStone Medical Center. We have several groups every Tuesday and Thursday. Please call and speak with a team member regarding current group options and times.
Group classes generally last 1 hour and always have a positive and uplifting environment. All BSMC patients are welcome to join as many group sessions as they would like, for no extra cost. 1 hour of group does count towards the required counseling hours for the treatment program
One form of counseling that BSMC offers, is our online courses. This program teaches behavioral skills and gives advice about what you should do in common situations that could lead to relapse or other unhealthy consequences. There is a voice recorded discussion leader that narrates a series of scenarios and real life events to teach how to best react to situations you might find your self in.
This is a popular option for patients who may have a rigid schedule and enjoy working through there counseling on their own hours rather than coming in and scheduling a set appointment. The online course is interactive with quizzes, questions, cross words and other slides that will allow you to participate in the program. Each segment will last anywhere from 30-50 minutes and counts towards the required counseling hours for the treatment program.
Life Skills Courses
We offer a wide variety of life skills courses that cover each of the following topics:
- How to support a family member struggling with opioids
- Living with the Disease of Addiction
- Methadone Assisted Treatment
- Relapse Prevention
- How and when to use Naloxone: Naloxone can save a life
- What to do in an Overdose situation
- Emotional Recovery
- Life skills
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan
- Stress & Anxiety
- Grief and Loss
- Dealing with Depression
- Improving Social Skills
- Improving Family Relationships
- Recovery Group Support
- Resume Help
- Interview Training
- Budgeting Skills
These are all great classes to take advantage of throughout the duration of treatment.
The first Thursday of every month BrookStone offers an educational training course hosted by a member of the medical team. This course is designed to go over the science behind opioid addiction, medically assisted treatment and recovery programs. This class begins at 7 pm and is open to clients, family members and community members
We gladly accept all transfer patients CURRENT dose as well as honor ALL take home doses. If you have any questions please call and talk with a team member. Come in and see the difference.
We provide guest dosing in clinic for patients who are currently dosing at a clinic outside of Southern Utah and surrounding area. We require each patient to release their current information and dosage amount to our facility by allowing their current clinic to fax their info to us. (435-652-9999)
This process must be completed BEFORE patients can dose at BrookStone Medical Center. We ask that it is completed 4 days before patient begins dosing.
Do you or someone you love struggle with an opioid dependency? We now offer Naloxone Rescue Kit prescriptions to be picked up at a local pharmacy. FREE OF CHARGE. Naloxone Rescue Kits are an important asset to be aware of in case of an overdose situation. We offer a quick in clinic training for participants to learn how , why and when to use a Naloxone Kit. Call for an appointment to receive a quick training and prescription to pick up.