Opioid addiction is not a choice. Recovery can be.

Outpatient opioid addiction treatment with buprenorphine or Suboxone® & counseling.

Outpatient treatment that works

AppleGate Recovery specializes in Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) for adults. Our physicians and other treatment professionals provide comprehensive medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction utilizing buprenorphine and buprenorphine compounds such as Suboxone®.

Individualized treatment plans include medication, counseling and other supportive recovery services to address each patient’s specific needs. We understand that addiction is a disease, and work to help patients identify what recovery looks like for them, and most importantly, how to get there.

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Recognize the Disease

Addiction is a complex, chronic disease that once identified can be overcome with comprehensive, individualized treatment and support services.

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Understand Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment with counseling is proven to provide the best opportunity to achieve long-term recovery for individuals struggling with opioid addiction.

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Take the First Steps

Making the decision to seek help for the disease of addiction takes courage. AppleGate Recovery offers hope through evidence-based Suboxone® treatment and support.

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What makes AppleGate Recovery different than other addiction treatment clinics?

The staff at each and every AppleGate Recovery clinic is chosen very carefully with special attention paid to their ability to express professional compassion and deliver the highest quality of care. We believe addiction is a disease, and each patient should be treated just as you would if being treated for any other life threatening disease.

The treatment delivered at AppleGate Recovery is exclusive to opioid use disorder. Our focus is on providing the best medication-assisted treatment, counseling and support services to address the issues specific to opiate addiction.

Is counseling available?

Individual and group counseling options are available at AppleGate Recovery clinics. Those who actively participate in counseling while in a medication-assisted treatment program are significantly more likely to experience success with long-term recovery.

What is the difference between methadone and buprenorphine?

Buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Suboxone®, and methadone are both opioids, and activate the opioid receptors on nerve cells. Both are long acting medications, and that makes them very useful for the purposes of opiate addiction treatment. However, there are very key differences that distinguish these two medications from one another.

Buprenorphine is what is called a partial agonist, which means it does not activate receptors to the same level as methadone. The effects felt have a ceiling, meaning they will not reach and excessively pleasurable level, no matter how much the dose is increased so are very difficult to abuse. Suboxone® contains Naloxone which acts as an antagonist blocking other opioids. Suboxone® suppresses withdrawal symptoms and cravings while blocking other opioids rendering it an effective treatment for opioid dependency like other buprenorphine compounds.

Methadone is a full opioid agonist with no ceiling effect. This is similar to the way heroin impacts the brain as it is also a full agonist. Methadone can be more easily abused, and it is possible to overdose, however, once the right dosage is achieved, it can also be successful in the treatment of opioid addiction.

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“I’m talked with, not talked to. The staff’s concern for me is obvious. Not just as they are required, but above and beyond the call!”

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“The doctor and staff are always very helpful and friendly. This program has saved my marriage and my life. This has completely opened my eyes and saved my family from destruction. The best feeling is to know I have support.”

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“My life is in a better place then it has ever been. Without this program, I feel like my life would be in a drastically darker place. Thank you all for everything!”

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