If you are looking for affordable, outpatient, addiction treatment, in and around Murfreesboro, Tennessee, then contact me at
Benefits of this program:
- Outpatient program provided by a physician
- Medication assisted program … when will power is not enough
- Approved Suboxone prescriber for opioid addiction/dependence
- Suboxone completely stops opioid withdrawal
- No significant side effects at recommended dose
- Long lasting medication … a single daily dose is enough
- No disruption of work or study schedule
- Attend clinic once a month
- Chose your own addiction counselor
- Live at home … while undergoing treatment
- Take medication in the comfort and privacy of your home
- Predictable, monthly costs, that you can budget for
- No expensive urine drug screens
- Accepting new patients
If you have the motivation and self discipline … I can help.
* Not a provider for any insurance network.
Drug Court Programs
If you are in a drug court ordered addiction treatment program, then enroll in a Suboxone clinic. Suboxone stops the withdrawal, and makes it much easier to meet the requirements of your program … while you learn to beat addiction, and make complete recovery.
Most drug courts will allow you to take Suboxone if you are enrolled in a treatment program, and provide documentation.
Buprenorphine is not tested on the standard six drug panel used by courts, but some court programs do use expanded 8 to 14 drug panels, or test specifically for Buprenorphine. If you are under treatment then the court should not have a problem with your testing positive for a prescribed medication.
Residential Treatment Programs
If you are planning to attend a residential treatment program … and they do not prescribe Suboxone; then you should get a prescription before you go there … and continue with treatment after you are discharged.
If you have decided to go for inpatient detox … then enroll with a Suboxone provider before you start detox, or while you are still there. This way you can start a Suboxone program immediately after discharge, … and reduce the possibility of any relapse.
Inpatient detox is usually of a very short duration, is very expensive, and in most cases not indicated. Patients still use it because for some magical reason insurance covers it … but the same insurance does not cover the less expensive outpatient treatment.
While you are there … your withdrawal symptoms will be controlled with medications. However, on discharge you are likely to have withdrawal symptoms, and these symptoms last for several months after stopping opioids. A good program will provide a prescription for few days till you are able to enroll with a provider. A better program will enroll you in an outpatient program that will continue your Suboxone treatment.
Outpatient Intensive Treatment Programs
Many programs call themselves Intensive Treatment Program, or Intensive Addiction Therapy, or Intensive Recovery Program, hoping to sound better than other programs. The only thing intensive about them is that they give you lectures from morning to evening, make you attend workshops, show you slide shows and videos, and pat you on your back at the end of the day … all this while you are in withdrawal. And if you are in withdrawal … no amount of intensive lectures is going to help you.
Always ask if they provide or prescribe Suboxone … if they don’t then you know it is not a treatment program, … and it is best to avoid them.
A good opioid addiction treatment program will provide Suboxone while you are under treatment, or have arrangement with a provider to prescribe Suboxone, and to continue it after discharge from the program. If you still want to attend such programs then at least enroll with a Suboxone provider before you start the program. If you take Suboxone then you will not be in withdrawal and will be able to pay attention to the program, and benefit from it.
I provide emergency prescriptions to patients who are on Suboxone treatment, but are unable to get their regular prescription because their provider had an emergency, and is not available.
Suboxone is a controlled substance, with additional rules and regulations surrounding its prescription. Many doctors run a very tight program … seeing patients on the day that the prescription ends. If the patient is unable to see their doctor that day then the patient is out of medication.
If your doctor allows it … make your appointment at least a week before your prescription ends … that gives you at least one week notice if there is a problem.
Emergency prescription can only be given if I am available, and requires proof of last prescription. Patients have to come to the clinic, provide medical history, have a brief medical exam and urine drug screen. Patients receive a maximum of 8mg/day or equivalent of Suboxone, which is adequate to prevent significant withdrawal. The prescription is for 30 days. Patients are not enrolled in my practice, and are required to continue with their existing doctor or find another doctor.
Enroll in a program that is close to you
If you are looking for easy, smooth tapering, while you work or study … then you are looking for a long program. Most people take six months to two years, some even longer; so chose a program that is near your home. You will be attending the clinic at least once every month, and attending counseling too; so the closer to your home … the easier it will be.
My Suboxone clinic is convenient for patients from Murfreesboro, South Nashville, Lebanon, Antioch, LaVergne, Smyrna, Woodbury, McMinnville, Manchester, Tullahoma, Shelbyville, and Lewisburg.
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FAQ: How do I pronounce your name?
Let me make it easier for you. You can call me Dr. J.
FAQ: Why don’t you have a contact us form?
I used to have a form. I found that people were entering information about other people on these forms. If I called … it was harassment for them … and it was harassment for me, so the form was discontinued.
FAQ: Can I contact you via e-mail?
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If you can afford to buy drugs … you can afford treatment.
Treatment with Suboxone is cheaper than doing drugs.