FAQs

What is addiction?

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain – they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long-lasting and can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who misuse drugs. Drug addiction is not a weakness.

What are opioids?

Opioids are naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Some opioid medications are made from this plant, while others are made in laboratories. Opioids have been used for hundreds of years to treat pain, cough, and diarrhea. Opioids include the illegal drug heroin, human-made opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers like Vicodin®, Percocet®, and OxyContin®.

What are the effects of opioids?

In the short term, opioids can make some people feel relaxed and happy. But they can also cause more harmful effects like extreme sleepiness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Over time, opioids can lead to insomnia, muscle pain, heart infections, pneumonia, and addiction. Opioids can also lead to overdose and death.

What is Buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex, Sublocade, zubsolv, etc.) is an opioid partial agonist, which means it works in a similar capacity to full opioids, enough to keep the person from feeling severe withdrawal effects. However, it does not produce the same intense, euphoric feeling as a full opioid, in turn offering you a greater amount of protection against creating another issue of dependence. It does this by occupying the opioid receptors in the brain.

What is the Purpose of Buprenorphine Treatment?

Buprenorphine medication suppresses the debilitating symptoms of cravings and withdrawal, enabling the patient to engage in therapy, counseling and support, so they can implement positive long-term changes in their lives which develops into the new healthy patterns of behavior necessary to achieve sustained addiction remission.

Does Insurance cover Buprenorphine Treatment?

Most insurance plans do cover Buprenorphine medication. However, many people seeking treatment prefer to pay for the medication personally, in order to keep their treatment measures private. Please remember, drug addiction is nothing to be ashamed about. It is important that you reach out so that the addiction professionals have a chance to help you.

Does Medicaid cover Buprenorphine Treatment?

Generally, Louisiana Medicaid covers Buprenorphine medication under FFS plans.

How much does HOPE Recovery Clinic charge?

We charge $200 for an appointment. The first visit is 50 % off. HOPE Recovery Clinic does not accept insurance plans.

Why chose HOPE Recovery Clinic?

We offer a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment plan including counseling and medication at an affordable rate and provide compassionate care and respectful interaction with professional and friendly staff.

What do you do to ensure someone remains in recovery in the long term?

Recovery can take years or even decades. Relapses are common. There needs to be a plan, from intensive outpatient to psychotherapy, for what comes after an initial bout of treatment. If a program promises a cure after one period of treatment, that’s a big warning sign they’re not serious about long-term recovery.

How do I get started?

Please contact HOPE Recovery Clinic to improve your quality of life. We are committed to guide your journey of recovery. Call us at 318-828-2520 , email us at info@hoperecoveryclinics.com or submit the form on our contact page to get started on your journey!

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