Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Breaking free from an addiction can be extremely difficult, because addiction is both a serious chronic brain disease AND a psychological and spiritual crisis.

The InSight approach is to integrate treatment modalities that address the whole person: biological, relational, psychological, and spiritual. We help our patients find a solution that encompasses all aspects of the human person that is affected by addiction. This includes individual and group psychotherapy, psychological testing, diagnosis and treatment of co-occuring mental illness, life-coaching, peer support, and the utilization of anti-craving medication such as buprenorphine (e.g. Suboxone® and Sublocade®) or naltrexone (e.g. Vivitrol®) to help break the cycle of addiction while building a solid foundation for recovery.

Addictions We Treat

We offer treatment for a variety of addictive disorders, including:

Substance Use Disorders

  • Alcoholism, Alcohol Abuse, and unhealthy alcohol use
  • Opioid Addiction (e.g. fentanyl, heroin, oxycodone, Kratom, methadone)
  • Stimulant Use Disorders (e.g. cocaine, methamphetamine, Adderall, diet pills)
  • Cannabis Use Disorders (e.g. marijuana, synthetic marijuana, etc.)

Behavioral Addictions

  • Sexual Addictions (e.g. pornography, masturbation)
  • Food Addictions
  • Gambling Addictions
  • Screen Addictions (e.g. video gaming, social media)

How We Can Help

Those who have chosen to escape from the grip of addictions face a daunting uphill battle.

At InSight, we treat alcoholism, opioid addiction, and other forms of substance dependence with a sensitive and non-judgmental approach. Our goal is the complete liberation of each individual patient from the substances and behaviors that enslave them.

Many people today still view forms of addiction with a stigma, but medical science sees addiction as a long-term illness, similar to asthma, diabetes, and hypertension. The truth is, many people simply have a disposition towards addiction.

What is addiction?

Addiction is a chronic brain disorder that affects the reward, motivation, and memory centers of the brain. It can be characterized by the four C’s i.e. Compulsive behavior, intense Cravings, loss of Control, and failure to appreciate negative Consequences.

Addiction is an illness that affects people from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter whether you are rich or poor, male or female, employed or unemployed, young or old, or what your race or ethnicity is. Unfortunately, many are simply prone to these problems, and our society offers little protection from exposure to negative habit-forming experiences. And consistent research has shown that the prolonged use of addictive substances or behaviors has an impact on the brain that can be long-lasting.

Recovery takes patient perseverance, the right support, and the right tools to break free from addiction, but we believe anyone can do it if they are willing to accept help and commit to a program.

  • We plot a course based on a comprehensive initial assessment
  • We consider the possible need to partner with more intensive treatment services (e.g. detox, rehab, PHP, IOP)
  • We connect each patient with a peer recovery specialist
  • We provide psychotherapy tailored to the individual needs of the patient
  • We offer Medication-Assisted Treatment if appropriate.

What Is Medication-Assisted Treatment?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Medication-Assisted Treatment is defined as:

[T]he use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. (Source: SAMHSA)

Certain FDA-approved medicines are available to be prescribed, on a case-by-case basis AND in conjunction with counseling and other treatment methods, to those seeking recovery from addiction to opioid or alcohol

Such medications include:

Buprenorphine (e.g. SUBOXONE®): An anti-craving medication administered via sublingual tablet or film that is designed to stabilize opioid dependence and dramatically reduce the risk of overdose. It is a partial opioid agonist which offers some built-in safety characteristics.

Naltrexone (e.g. VIVITROL®): An oral or injectable medication used to treat either alcohol dependence or opioid addiction after complete detoxification.

SUBLOCADE®: A long-acting injectable buprenorphine product that eliminates the need for daily oral buprenorphine dosing.

Relapse Prevention: The Addiction Healthcare Home

One of the biggest barriers facing those in early recovery from addiction is the difficulty obtaining medical and mental health care. These are necessary to help manage the many slow-to-resolve symptoms and discomforts associated with lingering withdrawal and raw emotions. The complexity and fragmentation of our current medical system often leaves patients without prompt attention for their needs after they leave inpatient treatment. The discomfort and mounting frustration can trigger cravings that may often lead a person to relapse. We believe that the model of an Addiction Healthcare Home can centralize and simplify access to quality healthcare for patients in recovery.

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