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We Help You Beat Drug Addiction Without Leaving Home

Nearly 21 million Americans struggle with substance addictions annually - more than the total number of people who have all cancers combined.

What’s more, an American dies every 19 minutes from an opioid or heroin overdose.  According to U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, the economic impact of drug and alcohol misuse and addiction in the U.S. amounts to $442 billion each year — topping diabetes at $245 billion.

“We have to recognize (addiction) isn't evidence of a character flaw or a moral failing,” Murthy said. “It’s a chronic disease of the brain that deserves the same compassion that any other chronic illness does, like diabetes or heart disease.” 

The Aware Recovery Care Drug Addiction Treatment Program:

*Data provided by Dr. Stephen Korn, Medical Director, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.

 

Who We've Helped


Young Adults Who Have Become Addicted To Prescription Painkillers

► One teen began using OxyContin while in high school in his affluent Connecticut community and had to drop out of college when he became addicted to heroin. His family diligently supported him as he sought help, sending him to several residential rehab programs over a period of years. Sadly relapse followed each stay.

This teen was seeing a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) who contacted Aware Recovery Care. An Addiction Psychiatrist then conducted an evaluation. As a first step in the Aware Recovery Care program,  this young man was referred to a Primary Care Provider who prescribed 24 mg of buprenorphine-naloxone daily, which was subsequently reduced to 6 mg. An Aware Recovery Care Certified Recovery Advisor (CRA) then helped this young man to each of his required appointments and monitored his daily compliance with his medication regimen. Our CRA then began working with the young man on the new daily skills and habits required to live drug-free, while also introducing him to 12-Step meetings attended by other young adults.

Our Registered Nurse and Certified Recovery Advisor are coordinating care with the Primary Care Provider and the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, whom the client continues to see weekly. The Certified Recovery Advisor also monitors the client’s abstinence with frequent, random alcohol and drug tests and GPS tracking. After achieving a year of abstinence in our program, this client elected to extend his care with us for several more months. He is gainfully employed and in a happy relationship.


People Who Are In Chronic Pain And Require Medication With A High Potential For Addiction

► An individual with chronic, severe back and knee pain had become addicted to prescription opiates and was drinking and using illicit drugs.

After an arrest for Driving Under the Influence, this client recognized the need for treatment and contacted us.

An Aware Recovery Care Addiction Psychiatrist conducted a one-hour evaluation and determined that detoxification from opiates and alcohol was indicated. He referred the client to the detox program at a local hospital.

Following eight days of detox, our Certified Recovery Advisor picked our client up from the detox facility for the drive home and began working face-to-face with the client to master the new daily skills and habits needed to live free of alcohol and drugs.

Our Registered Nurse met the client and Certified Recovery Advisor at the home that day.  She reviewed the client’s medical records, performed a complete health assessment and created a medication plan.

So that our client could safely continue a course of pain medication following detox, the client was referred to a psychiatrist to prescribe buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone). This Psychiatrist prescribes buprenorphine-naloxone (a drug without the euphoric effect of other pain medications that can be addictive) to treat pain in the opiate-dependent patients.

The Aware Recovery Care Registered Nurse coordinated with the client’s psychiatrist and Primary Care Provider to help ensure that the client’s need for Suboxone was managed within the context of his recovery from addiction.

The Aware Recovery Care Certified Recovery Advisor then carefully selected local 12-Step meetings for our client and brought the client to morning and evening meetings in the first week. The client’s driver’s license had been suspended and Aware Recovery Care helped the client arrange transportation to twice-daily 12-Step meetings and to appointments with his Psychiatrist and his a Licensed Therapist. This client completed one full year of care with Aware Recovery Care and has been continuously abstinent for the entire year, as verified by random alcohol and drug tests.

A Year in the Life of an Aware Recovery Care Client