The current opioid epidemic in the United States is at an all-time high. In 2017 alone, the US Department of Health and Human Services issued over $800 million in grants to support treatment, prevention, and recovery.
Cultivation of the poppy plant for recreational and medicinal purposes goes back centuries.
Originating from the opium poppy, heroin and opium are highly-addictive illegal drugs and are taken for a euphoric high. Overdose can result in death.
The active ingredient in opium is morphine and is used in many prescription pain-relievers. Continued use and abuse leads to dependence, withdrawal and death.
Which opioids are available by prescription?
Fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Abstral, Onsolis)
Hydrocodone (Hysingla, Zohydro ER)
Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Lorcet, Lortab, Norco, Vicodin)
Hydromorphone (Dilaudid, Exalgo)
Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
Morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Morphabond)
Oxycodone (OxyContin, Oxaydo)
What are effective treatments for opioid addiction?
Many different treatment models, therapies and modalities are being used but some of the highest success rates are with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), defined as FDA-approved medications combined with behavioral counseling for a “whole patient” approach for the treatment of opioid dependence and substance use disorders.
12 page PDF document produced by American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2016
The following Austin and Central Texas providers are addressing the opioid crisis and providing support and services in the areas of prevention, treatment and recovery.
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Austin Harm Reduction Coalition
Community support consortium providing services for harm reduction, medical, and overdose prevention includes The Center for Health Empowerment, Train Safe Austin, Integral Care, Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative, and The People's Harm Reduction Alliance.
Austin Opioid Workgroup
The Opioid Work Group’s mission is to bring together the recovery community to identify gaps in service, best practices, needed and existing resources, and whatever else the group sees fit to assist the population that has history or presently suffers from opioid dependency. This group will welcome and include those that work with Medically-Assisted-Treatment recovery services as well as the Harm Reduction community. Please come share your experience and your questions with us the third Thursday of every month.
Primary Medical Care
Behavioral Health Services
Addiction Recovery Support
Austin and Dripping Springs locations
Carlos Tirado, MD, MPH - Founder/CMO
Matthew E. Masters, Jr., MD
AUSTIN ADDICTION MEDICINE ASSOCIATES
Diplomate, American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
2525 Wallingwood Dr.
Building 1, Suite 124
Austin, TX 78746
Phone: (512) 329-0435
Fax: (512) 329-0435
New Choices Treatment Center
3050 Eisenhauer Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78209
30-day Residential Treatment
Adult men and women 18 and up
Individualized comprehensive treatment program
Beautiful upscale urban setting
60-Day Intensive Outpatient Treatment
12 months Certified Peer Recovery Support Services
Medication-Assisted-Treatment (MAT) when clinically appropriate
3 Masters Level Clinicians, low client ratio
Family program including weekly therapeutic sessions, group education and support
Wellness focus, yoga, personal trainer, gym membership
Out of Network, reasonable private pay rates
Second Chances Sober Living
Men’s Graduate - Central Austin 78750
Men’s Newcomer - North Austin 78723
Women - Northwest Austin 78750
Women expecting or w/children - Central Austin 78702
All houses medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and Suboxone® friendly
Texas Star Ambulatory Detox (Outpatient)
1106 Dittmar Rd
Austin, TX 78745
Medically-supervised detoxification program in outpatient setting
Withdrawal and stabilization for physical dependence on opiates, alcohol and other drugs
Additional support services and facilitation of outside service connections available
In network with Aetna Behavioral, Beacon Health Options, Cigna Behavioral, Humana Behavioral, Magellan, Seton Health Plan, UBH including Oscar plan and accepting Private Pay