Opioid Dependence Treatment Program
South Carolina Psychiatric Group provides assistance in the recovery of opioid dependence, opioid use disorder and opioid abuse. We use medications that utilized Buprenorphine, either alone or in a combination with Naloxone (Narcan), such as Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail and what was formerly known as Subutex. We work with an inpatient facility that will assist with opioid detoxification. We focus on maintenance treatment and the prevention of relapse.
We work with conditions such as depression, anxiety and other disorders that many times accompany substance dependence, abuse and other substance use disorders.
Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic type of opioid that, unlike Methadone, is a partial agonist/antagonist. Buprenorphine works at the opioid receptor level in order to avoid withdrawals and cravings. At the same time, it blocks the effects of opioids such as Oxycodone and Methadone, along with many others.
Naloxone (Narcan) is an opioid antagonist. When taken sublingually or applied to the oral mucosa, Naloxone has no clinically significant opioid blocking effects. When Naloxone is injected or sprayed to the nasal mucosa, it causes a complete block of all opioids including Buprenorphine. This sublingual and mucosal form deters the misuse of Buprenorphine. The injectable or nasal form of Naloxone is utilized in reversing the effects of opioids in case of overdose.
If a patient is accepted for treatment, we do require adherence to a treatment contract. Counseling is available upon request or may be required as part of your individualized treatment plan. Please call for pricing and availability for new patients.
Please click the button below to view our patient treatment contract that will be signed by all new patients in our Opioid Dependence Treatment Program.