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Frequently Asked Questions

What addictions do you treat?

Addiction Help specializes in the treatment of opioid dependence, alcohol dependence, and co-occurring disorders (including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and others).

MAT is a clinically effective treatment that utilizes FDA-approved medications

like buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone) and naltrexone (Vivitrol) – along with counseling and behavioral therapies – to address issues related to opioid and alcohol addiction, including withdrawal symptoms, cravings, and relapse prevention.
The best way to know if MAT is right for you is to talk with a medical professional or schedule a consultation with Addiction Help.

Suboxone is an effective treatment for opioid abuse, despite the fact that there is no "cure" for addiction.
Suboxone works by reducing the symptoms and cravings associated with opioid withdrawal. This allows you to engage with counselors and case managers to address your addiction triggers and acquire new coping skills in order to achieve long-term recovery.

Pregnant women who are battling with opioid addiction should be provided medication-assisted therapy with buprenorphine or methadone, as well as evidence-based behavioral treatments, according to SAMHSA clinical advice.

Experts agree that the advantages of buprenorphine far outweigh the dangers when it comes to treating opiate addiction during pregnancy. Buprenorphine has been demonstrated in studies to have low long-term neurodevelopmental effects and has not been linked to an increase in birth abnormalities.

At Addiction Help, we work hard to make quality treatment available and affordable for everyone. Your out-of-pocket cost, if any, will depend upon your health insurance coverage and benefits.

Depending on your insurance plan, financial responsibility may vary. Some insurance plans will cover 100% of the program costs and the cost of medication. We will verify your insurance for acceptance and assist you in determining cost.

Our multi-disciplinary team will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan. Ultimately, the length of treatment is based on your progress and recovery goals.

We are currently located in Manassas, Front Royal, Waldorf Maryland. Details can be found on our Service Areas page.

At Addiction Help, your right to privacy is a priority. We will not release information about you or your participation in our program unless you specifically give us written permission. We strictly follow 42 CFR Part 2 and all HIPAA requirements.

Drug tolerance is when your body, over time, gets used to the effects of a drug. As this happens, you may need to take a higher dose of the drug to get the same effect. When you take opioids over time, you need a higher does to get the same pain relief.
If you stop using an opioid for a period of time, your tolerance will begin to fade. If you need to begin taking it again, you most likely will not need your former higher dose. That can be too much for the body to take. If you stop taking a medication, and then resume, talk to your doctor about dosage.

Counseling is a vital component of any successful medication-assisted treatment program. In order to help you accomplish your recovery goals, Addiction Help offers group, individual, family, intensive outpatient counseling, and case management services.

Following a medical assessment, our multi-disciplinary team will work with you to develop a treatment plan specifically tailored to your needs. If you’re ready to get started, follow one of these paths:

Useful Resources

  • What is Buprenorphine?
    Buprenorphine is used in medication-assisted treatment to treat dependence on opioids including heroin and prescription painkillers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, morphine, and fentanyl.
  • What is Naloxone?
    Naloxone is a medication that can counteract the dangerous effects of opioids or reverse the effects of opioid overdose. It is often used in emergency situations, but it has other uses as well......
  • What is Vivitrol?
    Vivitrol is a medication used to treat alcohol and opioid addiction. It contains an extended-release formulation of naltrexone, an active ingredient that blocks opiate receptors in the brain and significantly reduces cravings.....
  • What is Opioid?
    Opioids are medicines that are often prescribed by a doctor to help relieve pain. An addiction is a strong craving to do something. In this case, it’s a strong craving to use opioids. Addiction is a disease that affects your brain and .....