Opioid Addiction Solutions® is dedicated to the affordable treatment and end of opioid dependency. We are a goal-oriented, results-driven practice providing Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®, etc) to help our patients affordably overcome and end their opioid dependency without having to go through withdrawals. Our patients are treated with dignity and respect while confidentiality and discretion are assured. When necessary, we advocate for our patients in family, legal and employment matters.
Initial Visit: $285
Drug screen: $20
Counseling session: $40
Meet Our Staff:
John P. Somner, MD - Certified Prescriber of Buprenorphine, Medical Director
Melissa Guilbeau, PMHNP, FNP - Certified Prescriber of Buprenorphine, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Chad Franks, LPC, LAC, CCS - Addiction Counselor
Tiffany Begnaud - Practice Manager
We provide the following services:
- Outpatient treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
- Outpatient treatment of Opioid Use Disorder during Pregnancy
- Outpatient Psychiatric services
- Addiction Counseling, both individual and group
- Outpatient treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder and Smoking Cessation
- Drug Testing Services
- Patient Advocacy
Although we do not accept insurance, we do assist our patients in filing for reimbursement from their insurance companies.
Buprenorphine is the active ingredient in Suboxone®, Subutex®, etc and it itself is an opioid. But unlike opioid prescription painkillers, methadone and heroin, which are full opioid agonists, buprenorphine is apartial opioid agonist. The buprenorphine attaches to the same receptors in the brain that other opioids attach to, but it's maximal effects are less than those of full agonists. Buprenorphine produces sufficient agonist effect to enable opioid-dependent individuals to discontinue the misuse of opioids and function normally without experiencing withdrawal symptoms, impairment or cravings. With appropriate dedication, motivation, counseling and behavioral therapy, buprenorphine treatment can allow for successful tapering of dose and, ultimately, ENDING opioid dependence. In addition, buprenorphine has been shown to carry a lower risk of abuse, addiction, and side effects compared to full opioid agonists.
A number of clinical trials have established that buprenorphine is effective for:
- Reducing the risk of overdose
- Alleviating symptoms of opioid withdrawal
- Reducing cravings for opioids
- Reducing opioid misuse
- Blocking the effects of other opioids
- Helping patients stay in treatment
- Allowing patients to regain control over their lives
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling concerns.
BATON ROUGE: 7520 Perkins Road, Suite 180 Baton Rouge, LA 70808