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“They offer so much more than other places – IOP, MAT, therapy. And, they do it with kind encouragement versus forcing things down our throats.”
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Whether your transferring from rehab to IOP or just looking for medication, the team meets you where you’re at. The clinical therapists and medical doctors and nurses welcome you with compassion and actually listen. It’s true. You control your treatment here supported by a full team of medical and clinical professionals.
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The north Houston location is between U.S. 290 HOV and the Jersey Meadow Golf course in Jersey City. It’s 18 miles northwest of downtown Houston in Jersey Village, just west of the Sam Houston Tollway. There is one other Symetria clinic in Harris County and the greater Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metro.
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Yes, alcohol issues are common at the Houston clinic. Some patients come for the Vivitrol program, others for the IOP therapy. Underlying issues like PTSD, family conflict or social anxiety are common with alcoholism and are treated here too. In fact, outpatient treatment is just as effective as inpatient rehab for treating alcohol issues.
Yes, Vivitrol is covered by insurances, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Exactly how much you pay depends on your policy. Each plan sets its own deductible and co-insurance rates. For example, if you were in the hospital or rehab this year, the shot is likely free to you.
If your insurance doesn’t cover the medication, has a high deductible or you don’t have insurance, Vivitrol offers a savings program of up to $500 a month. Their website says 91% of patients with insurance accepted to the program pay $0 in out-of-pocket expense, which is huge because they can charge more than a thousand dollars per injection without insurance.
Methadone is a low potency opioid. It calms receptors in the brain that crave opioids. Because methadone is satisfying the opioid receptors, they don’t trigger withdrawal symptoms. And, with methadone occupying these receptors, opioids like heroin, morphine or Oxycontin can’t produce the “high” feelings, if they are used. Without giving off the high, these drugs lose appeal. It’s taken daily, given by the medical team.
See: What is Methadone? article
Buprenorphine (Suboxone) is only for opioid addiction, which includes heroin, but also prescription pain pills like hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), morphine, codeine and fentanyl. It can even be a step down for methadone.
For alcohol, cocaine, meth or even marijuana addiction, monthly Vivitrol shots are a great anti-craving medication option.
Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Harris County. The opioid crisis in Harris County is measurable worse than in Texas overall. Though, Texas has far less overdoses per population than many other states. Local institutions like the Harris County Public Health, the Houston Health Department and the Doctors for Change organization are partnering with funds from the CDC to address the crisis.
Alcohol is also a huge issue for Harris County. The percentage of adults binge drinking in Houston has risen sharply since 2013. Texas has a higher rate of binge drinking that the U.S. average, and Harris county shows up to 23% of the population with problem drinking patterns.
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