One of the most deadly disease epidemics to ever affect the United States is the current state of opiate abuse. Every day, over 130 people in the country die after overdosing on opioids and the misuse and addiction to opiates, including prescription medication, has become a national crisis that is having severe consequences on public health and economic welfare. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the economic burden of prescription opiate abuse currently costs the united states more than $78.5 billion every year. This includes the costs of addiction treatment, healthcare, criminal justice involvement, and even money lost due to a lack of productivity from those affected by the addiction.

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The source of this opiate abuse goes back to the late 1990s when pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients on opioid pain relief medication would not become addicted. This lead healthcare providers to provide higher doses and at greater frequencies, resulting in a widespread opiate abuse problem that has since gripped the country and caused massive issues. In 2017 alone, around 47,000 people died from an opiate overdose. The drugs included are not just heroin and illegally obtained drugs, but also prescription opioids. In the same year, around 1.7 million people suffered from disorders that are related to opiate abuse that is related to prescription opiates.

It can feel incredibly daunting trying to recover from unintended opiate abuse especially if the problem started from prescription pain medication that was intended to help you. Luckily, overcoming addiction can be a straightforward and supportive process thanks to assistance from the Beat Addiction Program.

What is the Beat Addiction Recovery Program?

The Beat Addiction Recovery Program is a comprehensive outpatient solution designed with non-addictive medication in mind. It uses a medically-assisted treatment (MAT) approach for alcohol and opioid use disorders and most typically includes either an implantable form of sustained-release naltrexone or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-oriented counseling and six months of remote recovery support (RSS) care. The CBT is typically completed within around 90 days, and the program is made to fit within one’s existing workflow and lifestyle so that minimal disruptions are made.

How Does the Beat Addiction Recovery Program Work?

The Beat Addiction Recovery Program utilizes a mix of aggressive medical management and a proprietary CBT program with peer support that is specific to naltrexone treatment. The procedure involves a subcutaneous insertion of specially compounded implants (pellets) that contain naltrexone, an FDA-approved medication. The program is focused on the use of naltrexone in any sustained release such as implants or injectables.

Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that helps to subside the “pleasure feelings” of opiates. The implanted pellets are completely biodegradable, meaning that they will slowly release naltrexone into the body over time and will reduce or effectively eliminate any cravings you receive from drugs and alcohol. It also helps to block the effect of certain opiates. There is no physical discomfort during this procedure, and it only requires a local anesthetic. It’s minimally invasive and takes no longer than 30 minutes to perform.

After this procedure, the Beat Addiction Recovery Program switches to a multi-session CBT program that aims to identify the 35 critical areas which are essential to the early treatment of opiate abuse. There are several key concepts to cover which can help patients understand and address their specific issues, and many of the modules are created with the assistance of addiction experts that possess decades of experience. These modules are available via a workbook or even a mobile phone application for your convenience. Once both the procedure and CBT program have concluded, you’re provided with six months of a peer-support system that matches you with trained recovery specialists.

This holistic and comprehensive approach is what makes the Beat Addiction Recovery Program so effective at pro-actively supporting an individual’s journey of opiate abuse recovery. The program can also be extended if needed both as a whole and by picking certain portions to reach based on your circumstances. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about the Beat Addiction Recovery Program and the advantages it can offer you.

What Makes the Beat Addiction Recovery Program Different?

There are advantages of choosing the Beat Addiction Recovery Program as opposed to alternatives.

Naltrexone providers often administer the medication and do not offer a comprehensive behavioral program to go with the medication. This is not as effective as the approach that the Beat Addiction Recovery Program takes.

There are no other recovery programs that provide specific MAT CBT modules that are specific to the use of naltrexone therapy along with six months of peer support.

Beat Addiction Recovery Program patients can experience reductions in cravings from the first day instead of struggling for weeks or even months before seeing any results or changes in their behavior.

The 6-month peer-support system can assist patients in staying away from opiates for as long as possible, providing long-term support from trained recovery specialists.

A typical Beat Addiction Recovery Program typically involves the following process;

  1. The screening takes place for medical clearance, diagnosis, and appropriateness
  2. Your history is examined, and a physical, blood work and EKG take place
  3. You’ll receive a single pre-implant or injection counseling session
  4. Medication is given
  5. CBT modules are completed over the next 90 days
  6. Follow-up with the medical practitioner for suture removal/well checks
  7. Peer support period begins

This process may be extended depending on the personal circumstances experienced by the patient, but this can be used as a rough guideline of events.

If you’d like more information about the Beat Addiction Recovery Program or would like to register your interest, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible to speak to one of our friendly representatives.