Outpatient F.A.Q.

1. PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL?

Your privacy is completely valued in our buprenorphine treatment program and you need not be concerned that you or your family member's privacy will be breached during the course of treatment.

 

2. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

If you have the appropriate insurance (OH Medicaid or United Healthcare), there is no out of pocket expense for your treatment here at New Destiny.

If you have other insurance than what is accepted or no insurance at all, costs are as follows:

Orientation = $60 (one time only)

Induction = $355 (one time only)

Counseling and Urine Testing =  $95 a week

Dr. Appointment = $95 (once a month) 

Medication Cost = approximately $100 per week (varies depending on Pharmacy)

 

3. WHAT DOSE OF SUBOXONE SHOULD I EXPECT? 

Suboxone doses can start at a maximum 12 mg/day. 8 mg/day is the most common outcome for new clients. Doses generally decrease every 3 months or once a client is stable.

 

4. WHAT IS MY TIME COMMITMENT? 

Inductions: Approximately 4 hours (one time appointment before you start counseling sessions)

Counseling sessions: 1 hour

Relapse Prevention: 3 hours (first 6 weeks of treatment)

Seeing the Doctor: Approximately 1 hour (once a month)

                                     

 

5. DO YOU DO URINE TESTING? 

Yes. We do qualitative (dipstick) and quantitative (lab) testing.

 

6. WHAT HAPPENS IF I RELAPSE? 

Relapse is always a concern when dealing with addiction. Here at New Destiny Treatment Center, we have protocols and tools to help you through if relapse does occur.

(Clients who are not compliant with our drug testing policies will be discharged. Referrals will be made for treatment that will better fit the client’s needs)

 

7. CAN I BRING MY KIDS TO MY APPOINTMENTS? 

Yes. Technically you may bring your children to your outpatient appointment. However, keep in mind that counseling often requires talking about personal issues that are not appropriate to talk about in front of children. Bringing your children to your sessions on a regular basis harms your ability to recover from addiction.

 

8. HOW LONG DOES OUTPATIENT BUPRENORPHINE REHABILITATION LAST?

Many people who are considering treatment for themselves or a love one often have questions about the duration of treatment. While this is completely understandable, it should also be understood that the length of treatment may vary between individuals. For some people, 18 months or less will be sufficient. In other cases, particularly more severe addictions, the treatment may extend to 36 months or greater. 

 

9. AM I TO TAKE SUBOXONE FOREVER? 

No. Unlike Methadone, the dose of Suboxone you are prescribed only goes down. Over any significant span of time, you will be taking less Suboxone not more.