FAQs About Medication Assisted Treatment and ARS

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Is Treatment Effective?

Scientific studies show that outpatient programs, like those used at ARS, are effective in treating dependence and addiction.Research shows that medication assisted treatment or MAT is the safest and most effective treatment available to persons dependent on narcotic or “opioid” drugs including prescription painkillers. ARS is among the area’s most successful treatment centers with 80% of ARS patients becoming abstinent from illegal opiates after 12 months of treatment. Following his/her treatment plan and working with a full team of highly-skilled professionals are essential to maximizing the success of outpatient addiction treatment.
Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. No single treatment is appropriate for everyone. Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug abuse. Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical. Behavioral therapies—including individual, family, or group counseling–are important to success. Medications can also be an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies.

Is ARS A Reputable Outpatient Addiction Treatment Program?

ARS has been providing compassionate care for community members suffering from drug addiction and dependence for 10 years. ARS is committed to clinical excellence, maintaining patient privacy and treating all patients with the respect, dignity and professionalism they deserve. ARS has helped hundreds of patients successfully graduate from our outpatient addiction treatment program to become independent of drugs and alcohol and improve their quality of life. Our programs are state-licensed, every center is CARF accredited and more than 90% of patients would recommend the program to a friend or loved one in need of outpatient addiction treatment.

What Is The Cost Of Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

The initial screening for outpatient addiction treatment with ARS is free and confidential. Fees for outpatient addiction treatment programs are reasonable priced but vary due to program diversity, patient needs and location. Additionally, portions of ARS outpatient addiction treatment programs may be covered by insurance, Medicaid or government assistance programs in your area. For specific information related to program cost and what assistance programs may be available to you, please contact the ARS center nearest you and an ARS care coordinator will be happy to assist you.

Does Your Outpatient Rehabilitation Center Accept Insurance?

Certain ARS outpatient addiction treatment drug recovery programs do accept select commercial insurances to cover or offset the cost of treatments utilizing Suboxone, Subutex and Methadone, as well as traditional outpatient and intensive outpatient counseling. Please contact the ARS center of your choice to discuss personal financial information and insurance qualifications.

How Long Before I Can Be Accepted Into An Outpatient Treatment Program Like ARS?

Most patients can be admitted within 24-48 hours of contacting the ARS center of their choice. Many times, admission screening can be completed confidentially via telephone. The initial program admission normally takes about two hours to complete on-site. All ARS locations are currently accepting new patients.

How Often Will I Have To Come To The Outpatient Center?

Traditional outpatient counseling requires attendance once a week while “intensive outpatient programs” require attendance of three or four times per week. Medication assisted treatment programs begin with daily reporting, however, the number of visits to the center are decreased over time. Most patients quickly resume normal lives, are able to balance work and family responsibilities and are able to continue treatment discreetly.