West Midtown Medical Group

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West Midtown Medical Group’s mission is to improve the quality of life of our patients by providing high quality and comprehensive medical and treatment services. West Midtown Medical Group offers a full range of outpatient treatment for drug and alcoholic dependence including methadone and buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction. They also offer treatment for patients addicted to alcohol, prescription drugs, cocaine and other substances.

West Midtown Medical Group Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Rehab Services:

Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT)

West Midtown Medical Group has been providing high quality medicated-supported treatment and recovery for over 40 years. Their methadone maintenance program has been recognized as a model program and was one of the first opioid treatment programs in the country to meet the rigorous national accreditation standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). They provide individualized dosing under close medical supervision, and a wide range of services including individual, group, and couples counseling.

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Their program offers ambulatory detoxification under medical supervision for patients meeting appropriate medical criteria. Ambulatory detoxification at WMMG allows for a longer and more individualized treatment process. As a comprehensive addiction treatment program, WMMG anticipates more success than inpatient detoxification by linking patients to ongoing treatment and counseling at the conclusion of the detoxification process.

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

Vivitrol used for Addiction Recovery

Vivitrol has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opiate and alcohol abuse, especially when complimented with an effective rehab program. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved by the FDA that is used to suppress a person's cravings for a substance.

What does West Midtown Medical Group offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

12-Step

12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

West Midtown Medical Group Highlights:

West Midtown Medical Group offers comprehensive health care and is in the in forefront of treatment and recovery. Buprenorphine (Suboxone), approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2002, has shown to be a safe and effective alternative to methadone. Buprenorphine, for treatment of heroin and prescription opiate dependence, is available for patients enrolled both in our opiate treatment program and in our chemical dependence outpatient program. West Midtown Medical Group also offers Vivitrol, an injectable form of Naltrexone. Vivitrol, approved in 2010 by the US Food and Drug Administration, is an important addiction medication, prescribed for addiction to heroin and prescription painkillers, as well as for alcoholism.
In addition to methadone and buprenorphine therapy for opiate addiction, WMMG offers treatment for patients addicted to alcohol, prescription drugs, cocaine and other substances. Group therapy includes groups focusing on Early Recovery, Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, Men's and Women's issues, vocational and educational readiness and many others.
Private

Accreditation:

  • JCAHO

Payment:

  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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Intake:

  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Special programs for patients with HIV or AIDS