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Medication Assisted Treatment

Milestone Addiction Counseling currently offers medication assisted treatment services. Milestone focuses on the importance of addressing all facets of an individual’s addiction, which often includes use of medication assisted treatment, in combination with counseling services, to support an individual's ongoing recovery. Medication Assisted Treatment with Milestone is provided with use of Buprenorphine/Naloxone (commonly known as "Suboxone").

Buprenorphine is the first medication to treat opioid dependency that can be prescribed in physicians’ offices, which has helped to significantly increase treatment access for those in need. Buprenorphine was approved by the FDA for clinical use in 2002. It is classified as a partial opioid agonist. This means that it produces mild euphoria and respiratory depression, however the effects of buprenorphine are substantially weaker than those caused by heroin. Its effects level off at moderate doses – also known as a “ceiling effect” – which in turn lowers the risk of misuse and dependency. Naloxone is an opioid antagonist, used to prevent overdose on opioids such as heroin, morphine, and oxycodone.

The State of Ohio has recognized the importance of linking buprenorphine treatment to behavioral counseling. In fact, the Ohio Administrative Code demands it. Ohio Administrative Code 4731-11-12 states: “The physician shall require each [buprenorphine] patient to actively participate in appropriate behavioral counseling or treatment for their addiction and shall document at each visit that the patient is attending sufficient behavioral health treatment".

At Milestone Addiction Counseling our mission is to serve individuals suffering from addiction by providing high quality chemical dependency counseling services and medication-assisted treatment. We are committed to serving your patients and our clients with respect, compassion, and professionalism. Please contact Milestone at (614) 710-1496 to schedule an intake appointment with the agency, or if you have any additional questions regarding medication assisted treatment.