Discreet Substance Abuse Treatment in Philadelphia
Our providers have specialized training in treating individuals on an outpatient basis for various struggles related to difficulties with addiction, substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment. Our practices are tailored to young adults and professionals who would like focused treatment that does not interfere with either work or school. While 30 or 90 day rehabilitation programs in Philadelphia may be appropriate and beneficial, some individuals are simply not able to take this time off, without it causing their struggle to become “public knowledge” or impacting their professional or scholastic career.
Specifically, our providers have trained in outpatient alcohol detoxification, alcohol withdrawal treatment, outpatient benzodiazepine detoxification, benzodiazepine withdrawal treatment and opiate detoxification, opiate withdrawal treatment, opiate maintenance treatment (Suboxone and Buprenorphine medication detoxification and maintenance), outpatient cocaine and stimulant abuse treatment and others. Specific providers have specific focuses. Do not make an appointment with a provider, unless you have discussed your specific difficulty with our assistant or the provider directly.
Our providers additionally have training in tapering individuals off of medications that are used for anxiety or mood difficulties. For example, tapering an individual off of clonazepam that has been used for sleep for 10 years (as prescribed) or tapering an individual off of Effexor (venlafaxine) – which is used for depression but often has significant withdrawal symptoms.
What is “dual diagnosis?”
Dual diagnosis refers to individuals who have both a difficulty with substance abuse or dependence and an underlying struggle with mood, anxiety or other psychiatric disorder. It is estimated that approximately 50% of individuals needing treatment for alcohol dependence, treatment for benzodiazepine dependence, treatment for opiate dependence or stimulant abuse fall into this category. Therefore, there is often a great benefit to having a provider who specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, concurrently treating the individual’s addiction. This allows for both therapy and medication management to be optimized and tailored to the individual. It also minimizes the risk of either over-diagnosis or failure to diagnose an underlying medical illness that is fully treatable (such as anxiety or depression). Dual diagnosis treatment is not as effective, if only one piece of an individual’s struggle is taken into consideration.
Are visits confidential?
All of our office locations are discreet outpatient environments. Beyond our providers, we only have two additional individuals who handle scheduling and administrative work (both very experienced in the medical field), and most of our prescribers handle all of their own billing, scheduling, administrative work and prescription refills directly. Our practice is out-of-network with insurance companies, and does not send bills or information to insurance companies (patients may choose to do so). It is not uncommon for patients to travel an hour or more to see our providers, as they prefer more discreet treatment options for their struggles, than are available in their own communities.
* All visits are by appointment only and a discussion about your unique situation is mandatory prior to setting up an initial consultation.