What to Expect With Opioid Addiction Treatment

The moment you choose to begin your recovery journey after struggling with opioid addiction is powerful. To ensure its success, you need treatment professionals who understand that addiction is a complex, chronic disease.

At AppleGate Recovery, our facilities located throughout the U.S. specialize in Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT). Using a comprehensive approach called medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction, our compassionate and professional staff provide individualized care and support services. Our offices provide MAT in a setting similar to a primary care or medical specialists office offering comfort and flexibility when compared with traditional MAT facilities.

You may be wondering how do suboxone clinics work? We understand that you may be nervous about seeking out treatment for opioid addiction. However, our treatment process is straightforward with the ultimate goal of getting you on the road to recovery.

What to Expect When You Arrive for MAT Opioid Addiction Treatment


At AppleGate Recovery, our outpatient MAT services combine support along with medication to help with cravings and withdrawal symptoms. When counseling is combined with medication, it provides an evidence-based, comprehensive approach that allows you to continue your life while working on your recovery. We work within your schedule, so you don’t have to put your life on hold to get the help you need.

Your first step toward recovery is to meet our team of medical professionals and set up your intake appointment. During this two- to three-hour intake process, our team will strive to make you as comfortable as possible as they help guide your treatment decision.

A Typical Visit to an AppleGate Recovery Facility

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What sets us apart at AppleGate Recovery is that we exclusively treat patients struggling with opioid use disorder. This focus allows us to provide the best medication-assisted treatment to address individualized issues specific to your condition. Our outpatient opioid treatment services work to address every aspect of the recovery process.

Here’s what you can expect during your AppleGate Recovery outpatient opioid treatment visits. After a physical examination, history and blood work, your AppleGate Recovery medical provider will prescribe the medication that’s most effective for you — buprenorphine, Suboxone®, Zubsolv® or Bunavail®. This prescription can be filled at the pharmacy of your choice and kicks off your medication-assisted treatment.

Relief from withdrawal symptoms is only the start. We also provide medication re-check appointments plus in-house or referral-based counseling options as part of your Office-Based Opioid Treatment:

  • Re-check appointments: During your re-check appointments, your provider will give you a brief examination and medication check to ensure your dosage is providing relief from withdrawal symptoms without noticeable side effects.
  • Counseling: Once your cravings are reduced, you can focus on addressing addiction’s effects on other areas of your life. That’s where counseling for opioid addiction comes in. We encourage you to schedule your first counseling session or request a referral during intake. Actively participating in counseling during your MAT program will significantly improve your chances of a successful recovery.

Our Team at AppleGate Recovery

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What truly sets each and every AppleGate Recovery clinic apart is our compassionate and professional team. We choose each staff member very carefully, ensuring they deliver the highest level of professionalism as well as quality care and respect.

Addiction is a chronic disease, and your treatment at AppleGate Recovery will be as comprehensive as you would expect for any life-threatening condition. The goal of the entire OBOT process is to help you develop the coping skills you need to break free from addiction and live a fuller life.

If you’re not sure if medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction is right for you, give us a call at 888.488.5337. We can help you locate our suboxone treatment clinic nearest you, complete a brief assessment and schedule your intake appointment. You can also contact us online. There is hope for opioid addiction.