As the opioid pandemic surges opioid treatment providers have begun expanding the services they offer. From case management to individual therapy to peer support, opioid treatment is evolving. But no program in Colorado has ever actually integrated treatment…until now!
CMAR is Colorado’s first program to develop a rehab program that offers on-site medication-assisted treatment to treat alcohol & opioid addiction. We built CMAR because we understand that too many opioid treatment providers just prescribe suboxone and send you on your way. That simply is not treatment.
Addiction cannot be treated with just a pill, because addiction impacts us, physically, psychologically, socially, and every other way you can imagine. So although medication is often necessary, but can never be the central guiding force. The central feature of effective treatment is therapeutic care, which provides psychoeducation, gives patients an opportunity to process emotional dysfunction, resolves trauma, reduces the impact of mental-health conditions, helps generate healthy coping mechanisms, and builds trust.
The most effective way to recovery from drug addiction, especially opioid addiction and alcoholism, is a combination of intensive outpatient treatment (IOP), medication management, family therapy and case management. That’s why at CMAR we don’t require that patients take Suboxone, Vivitrol, Sublocade or other opioid replacement or alcohol replacement medications. We simply require that patients engage in individual and group therapy, peer support and case management. We value medications so much that we are the only outpatient addiction treatment program in Colorado to carry a Controlled Substance License so that patients have immediate access to Suboxone inductions, Sublocade and Vivitrol shots and medication management. We just understand that what leads to lasting change starts with an addiction screening and addiction assessment that leads to an individualized plan that combines different amounts and approaches to the following approaches to addiction treatment: addiction therapy, mental health therapy, addiction therapy groups, alcoholism therapy groups, opioid addiction therapy, stimulant addiction therapy, mental health therapy groups, depression therapy groups, family systems therapy, family therapy to treat addiction, peer accountability, peer feedback, 12 step drug treatment, and similar treatments! Opioid Replacement Medications just don’t help resolve social, family, and peer, let alone individual problems.