Opioid abuse is constantly in the news, as it is such a common quandary. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse: opioids refer to a class of drugs which incorporate the illegal drug heroin (which is a natural substance made from morphine, taken from the seed pods of opium poppy plants); and synthetic opioids including: morphine, codeine, and many others. With millions of people affected, the more companies that step up with treatment facilities, the better.
A BayMark Health Services company, known as AppleGate Recovery, is one such example. – It has just announced a new acquisition of an office-based opioid treatment program in Tennessee (Nashville). The facility, which was was set up in 2011, is A.M.C. Nashville, which offers counseling, and medication assisted programs in the comfort of a relaxed atmosphere in a physician’s office.
The facility is renowned for its successful program which it believes is due to a welcoming environment where all patients are respected, patients are guaranteed full privacy protection; and the treatment plans are individualized and fully comprehensive. At the present time, AppleGate Recovery boasts 13 programs which concentrate on outpatient treatment involving the administration of buprenorphine and its compounds. The clinics currently span 6 states.
When patients are given these medications, they are simultaneously given support from recovery services and counselors. These two aspects are extremely important, as they ensure an across-the-board treatment modality which deals with patients’ psychological cravings and physical withdrawal symptoms. BayMark Division President, Mike Saul, stated: “Like much of the Mid-West and Southern United States, Tennessee continues to experience significant increases in overdose deaths and opioid prescribing rates by physicians, both of which are telling factors in areas where proven treatment options are needed.”.
AppleGate Recovery now has the expertise and support of BayMark, and this enabled them to expand the services that A.M.C. Offer. Alongside medication assisted counseling and treatment, AppleGate offers case management, laboratory services, and collaborative treatment for pregnant women.
This highly respected company offers more than 50,000 patients the medication-assisted treatment they need in order to help them recover from opioid use disorder. BayMark offers first-class medically supervised outpatient treatment. This is available in a choice of settings and modalities, an important factor which is essential to satisfy patients’ diverse needs, as they battle against the unwavering addiction of illegal opiates such as heroin, as well as various prescribed pain medications.
The BayMark continuum of services, which are always patient-focused, comprise opioid treatment programs that are very well organized. They utilize buprenorphine or methadone, and buprenorphine programs, which are office-based. All of these include: naltrexone therapy ambulatory withdrawal management services, individualized treatment plan counseling; and residential recovery and treatment support services.