Opioid and medication-assisted treatment

Opiate treatment services

Opiate treatment helps people struggling with misuse of opioids. Sometimes called opiates or narcotics, opioids are pain medications that can be prescribed by a doctor such as Fentanyl, Lortab, Percocet, OxyContin, Morphine or Dilaudid, as well as street drugs like Heroin.

Cravings are the biggest hurdle to recovery, making it nearly impossible to walk away from addiction without help from a professional. Through counseling, support and medications such as Suboxone®, Methadone and Vivitrol®, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) helps stave off withdrawal cravings in a convenient outpatient setting. Our specialized team uses comprehensive, personalized care to effectively address substance misuse, mental health and related issues. Our therapeutic interventions include group, family, and individual counseling, as well as case management. The combination of medication and therapy provides powerful tools to aid in the recovery effort.

We have a variety of outpatient, intensive-outpatient and residential programs available to meet your goals, finances and lifestyle.

Medication-assisted treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) helps individuals addicted to opioids overcome their dependence. Suboxone, which has opioid-like characteristics, is used to help them wean off and become opioid-free over an extended period of time or reach a place of maintenance so that a person can lead a fulfilling, functional life. Suboxone has been proven to be effective and safe in the treatment of opioid dependence. Compared to other medications, it also allows for fewer on-site visits, allowing more time for employment, families and recovery-related activities in the community.

Eligibility

You must currently have a physiological dependence on opiates and evidence of addiction for at least one year before applying for methadone treatment. Only three exceptions are allowed:

  1. If you are pregnant
  2. If you have been incarcerated 30 days or longer within the past six months
  3. If you have received at least six months of maintenance treatment, with discharge or detoxification occurring no more than a year ago, and have no other forms of treatment available to you.

After meeting the intake criteria, you will attend an orientation class. Then, we will schedule time for a clinical and medical intake, which usually occurs two weeks after the orientation class.

Criteria

  • You are 18 years old or older
  • You have a willingness to undergo detoxification for concurrent non-opiate or alcohol dependence if it is indicated and approved by a physician within our program
  • You have no unstable psychiatric, emotional or behavioral conditions or complications that could distract from recovery
  • You have stable living arrangements, transportation and social/family support
  • You have a willingness to sign a Release of Confidential Information from private physician(s), Department of Children and Families and other legal authorities involved in your referral
  • You are medically stable and approved for residential treatment by a physician with our program
  • You have a stable and legal means to pay for a daily dosing fee

Program restrictions

  • You have a lack of documented dependency on opiates
  • You have an unwillingness to discontinue use of prohibited prescription medications such as benzodiazepines — a class of tranquilizers, sleeping pills and muscle relaxers
  • You are currently at risk of harming yourself or others
  • You are actively psychotic
  • You have medical conditions or complications that require treatment in another setting

Clinical services

Our clinics are located in Pensacola, Shalimar and Century. We administer daily doses of oral methadone and the following services:

  • Counseling
  • Assessments and monitoring
  • Health education
  • Case management
  • Specialized and treatment for women who are pregnant
  • Referrals to social services
  • Referrals to more intensive treatments

To request an appointment, complete this form or call 850-469-3500. Location specific information is below. Request an appointment with a counselor here.

Medication-assisted treatment locations

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and DUI Program – Pensacola

Dosing Hours: Monday – Friday, 6 – 10:15 a.m.; Saturday 6 – 8 a.m. Closed Sunday Counseling Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Holiday Hours: The clinic is closed on New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas...

 

  • DUI program
    location:
    1900 North Palafox St.
    Pensacola, FL
    New client registration, program questions or assistance: 850-494-5656
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    DUI Program

 

Lakeview Center of Century

For people dependent on opioids or narcotics, cravings are the biggest hurdle to recovery. Medication-assisted treatment helps stave off withdrawal cravings in a convenient outpatient setting. The combination of medication and therapy provides powerful tools to aid in the recovery effort. We can work with you through a comprehensive, personalized...

Location:
6021 Industrial Blvd.
Century, FL 32535

New client registration:
850-469-3500

Program questions or assistance (Century office):
850-256-6165

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Lakeview Center of Shalimar

For people dependent on opioids or narcotics, cravings are the biggest hurdle to recovery. Medication-assisted treatment helps stave off withdrawal cravings in a convenient outpatient setting. The combination of medication and therapy provides powerful tools to aid in the recovery effort. We can work with you through a comprehensive, personalized...

Location:
1 Eleventh Ave., Bldg. C-1
Shalimar, FL 32579

New client registration:
850-469-3500

Program questions or assistance:
850-609-1040

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More treatment options for substance misuse

Friary Pensacola

Friary Pensacola provides access to comprehensive mental health care and substance misuse treatment, including outpatient counseling, outpatient psychiatric services, medication management, medication-assisted treatment using Suboxone® and intensive-outpatient treatment, all in one convenient location.

Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery is a 46-bed residential substance misuse treatment program located on our main campus. Our specialized team provides a comprehensive and intensive level of treatment, actively engaging with residents to address addiction and co-occurring mental health issues.

Substance misuse in child welfare

Family Intensive Treatment (FIT) provides intensive treatment to address issues related to substance misuse, mental health and trauma experienced by parents and/or caregivers involved with the Department of Children and Families and FamiliesFirst Network. In addition to therapeutic services, the program provides case management services and parenting education with the goal of enhancing caregiver capacities. To be eligible for the program, parents and/or caregivers must have a substance use disorder, have at least one child age 10 or younger, and be willing to participate. Our goal is to help parents find a path to recovery and stabilize the family. FIT serves all families involved in child welfare to include in-home and out-of-home cases.

New client registration:
850-469-3500

Program questions or assistance:
850-377-2195