At MATRx, we have heard what our patients prefer and desire for help with their opiate addiction. We are so very proud to offer a second location in Marion, Ohio. Our staff has served Marion since 2014 and our physicians have been serving this community since 2016! Our physicians understand the need for accessible, one-on-one doctor to patient visits, and consistent counseling with the same counselor. We don't believe in just treating a mass group of patients. Please call Bryan or Stephanie to schedule your appointment! Trish is our CDCA counselor who has a great rapport with all of her patients and with the entire Marion community. If Marion is a bit far for you to drive, please know we have another clinic in Reynoldsburg that we can help take care of your needs. No management company = no middle-man. This allows us to put our patients' needs and priorities first.
How Can Suboxone Therapy Help Treat Opiate Addiction?
Opiate addiction has become a very serious problem in today's society. The number of opiate related deaths has continued to climb for many years. Suboxone is a medical therapy option for those who are chemically addicted to opiates and can help people return to a healthy, functional life. Suboxone and it's generic equivalents attach to chemical receptors in the brain just as other opiates do. This keeps the body from experiencing withdrawal symptoms. The medication also inhibits other opioids from affecting the body if they are consumed.
While the medication is a great tool to help combat opiate addiction, recovery requires more effort in the form of continuous psychosocial therapy. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides a list of counseling resources to help navigate this aspect of recovery.
➤ 2 LOCATIONs
685 Delaware Ave #114
Marion, OH 43302
7596 Slate Ridge Blvd
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Phone: (330) 906-0450
Fax: (888) 662-0149
Phone: (614) 906-2667
Tuesday Evening Appointments in Marion
Tuesday Morning Appointments in Reynoldsburg
What Happens at a Visit?
Also check out our FAQ blog post for more information about medically-assisted drug treatment and recovery, including Suboxone® medication.
Patients sign in at the front desk and fill out paperwork at each and every visit. Patients are typically seen on a first come first serve basis. CLICK HERE to read relevant blog posts including interviews with an MATR patient and MATR physician Dr. Anthony Smith, and more resources to help consider if medically-assisted drug treatment and recovery are right for you.
Patients sit down with a physician one-on-one to discuss their history, current status, and future goals. A treatment plan is formulated and patients are given a prescription to take to the pharmacy.
Each visit, patients are required to provide a urine sample to identify what substances are in their bodies. This is in order to monitor that patients are not consuming substances harmful to their recovery, and that patients are taking their Suboxone medication as directed.
Patients pick their prescription up at the pharmacy. Most insurances will pay for Suboxone or its generic equivalent, however, many require a prior authorization before they will pay for the medication. This is a simple fax that the office sends to the insurance company. Prior authorization approvals are usual dependent on the compliance of the patient with the rules and regulations of the program. If a patient relapses, misses appointments, or does not receive sufficient counseling, insurance companies may deny these authorizations, forcing patients to pay out of pocket.
Group counseling sessions are provided by a licensed chemical dependency counselor assistant.
It is recommended that patients receive weekly counseling. Patients can contact their insurance company to see if individual counseling is covered, or patients can visit www.samhsa.org or www.na.org to find local group counseling sessions in their area.