Congratulations on your decision to begin medication-assisted treatment for opiate dependency! At Bradford, we think you’ve made a wise choice, and applaud your decision…not only do we hope you’ll stick with it, we hope we can play a role in helping you do just that.
Your decision to be in medication-assisted treatment is one that will create a sense of normalcy in your life again, and help manage your physical cravings and feelings of discomfort. At Bradford, though, we know that ultimate recovery from addictive illness involves much more than managing the physical dependence, and we’re here to help.
Bradford has over 40 years of experience in treating addictive illness and has developed a special outpatient treatment approach for the patient currently in medication-assisted treatment with a community-based physician.
Our program features the following:
- Treatment designed specifically for the patient currently in medication-assisted treatment for opiate addiction, typically involving the use of Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Bunavail, Zubsolv, etc.).Our program is designed not to disrupt your busy
- Our program is designed not to disrupt your busy life, and occurs at the outpatient level of care in your home community. You don’t “go away” for treatment, and can continue to work and live a normal life during your care with us.All other patients in treatment with you are also in medication-assisted treatment with their
- All other patients in treatment with you are also in medication-assisted treatment with their physician. This program is designed exclusively for you.Bradford’s program occurs simultaneously with the treatment you receive from your physician.
- Bradford’s program occurs simultaneously with the treatment you receive from your physician.Bradford’s approach is one of supporting your decision to be in medication-assisted treatment,
- Bradford’s approach is one of supporting your decision to be on medication-assisted treatment, and we will in no way encourage you to discontinue it until you are ready to. We’ll help you look at ways to approach that decision that works for you, at a pace you choose, supported by your physician.Our approach to addiction and recovery involves the whole person. We will assist you with
- Our approach to addiction and recovery involves the whole person. We will assist you with the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of recovery to support the positive impact of your medication-assisted treatment on your physical dependence. True recovery involves all aspects of your life, and we’re here to help.We will help you focus on the best ways to take advantage of your time in medication-assisted
- We will help you focus on the best ways to take advantage of your time in medication-assisted treatment, and will assist you in moving toward that time when you may no longer require it, at your own pace.We offer weekly support specially designed to help your closest family members deal with the
- We offer weekly support specially designed to help your closest family members deal with the impact of addiction on their lives, and begin the healing process for themselves, and a 2-year continuing care program for both you and your family members, at no cost to you.
Bradford’s Bridge to Recovery provides counseling and psychosocial support for patients treated by physicians for Opiate dependency. Medication prescribed by community-based physicians can normalize brain chemistry and provide relief from physical cravings. Bradford’s whole person approach helps improve patient survival, sustains recovery through 12-Step based programs and provides a pathway that can lead to long-term abstinence. Bradford is an industry leader with over 40 years of experience treating addiction.
Bridge to Recovery Key Program Elements:
- Intensive Outpatient Program model (IOP)Designed specifically for individuals in medication-assisted-treatment
- Designed specifically for individuals in medication-assisted-treatment and the groups are made up exclusively with these patientsBradford will communicate regularly with the physician
- Bradford will communicate regularly with the physician while the patient is in our program, and the patient will continue their care with him/her during and subsequent to Bradford’s programOffers weekly assistance and support to the patient’s family
- Offers weekly assistance and support to the patient’s family members, as they begin their own recovery journey, and all patients and their families are welcome to participate in Bradford’s two-year Continuing Care upon completion of the program
Program Curriculum Designed to Examine:
- Characteristics of addiction and recovery
- Key elements of Opiate addiction
- Maximizing the treatment experience for long-term recovery success
- Value of 12-Step and other support measures
- Explores crucial elements of recovery, including family therapy, spirituality, vocational and educational support, assistance with cravings and triggers, and more
- Bradford accepts most insurance, including Tenncare in Bradford’s Tennessee locations
“Medication-assisted therapies such as buprenorphine have been shown to be more effective than any other type of treatment for opioid dependence, particularly when used in concert with psychosocial interventions, such as counseling and other psychosocial therapies.” – AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE, 2011
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