UT Addiction Medicine offers an outpatient clinic for those with alcohol and drug addictions, co-occurring mental health disorders and other types of addictive behaviors. Our physicians collaborate and consult with referring physicians and other agencies. We offer the assessment and treatment of substance use and process disorders. Treatment approaches range from detoxification to abstinence, usually with a focus on harm reduction or medically assisted treatments, such as Suboxone, Buprenorphine / Naloxone. We are accepting new patients.
Treatment areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) with (ie Suboxone, Buprenorphine / Naloxone)
- Opioids (prescription pain medications) and Heroin, Benzodiazepines and Other Sedatives
- Cocaine and Amphetamines
- Behavioral Addictions
• Internet / Social Media
Treatment looks very different for each patient, depending on what his or her needs are. Each patient is assessed on initial visit to determine an individualized plan of care.
Treatment could involve:
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
(ie Suboxone, Buprenorphine / Naloxone)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Enhancement Therapy
- 12-Step Program Facilitation
Treatment is offered in an outpatient setting that allows patients to continue working and living at home. Treatment can also be offered while a patient is hospitalized in another inpatient addiction program.
Since the practice isn’t affiliated with a single hospital system, most insurances are accepted.
The doctors of UT Addiction Medicine from University Clinical Health are also participating in the University of Tennessee College of Medicine’s training of medical students on alternatives to opioid pain medications. Part of the teaching will also spill over into community outreach and the re-education of practicing physicians on pain management alternatives.
As part of their offerings, the practice is able to treat pregnant women with addiction issues. In the summer of 2016, a program was started to examine neonatal abstinence syndrome (or newborn withdrawal syndrome), helping create a Center for Excellence for Addiction and Maternity best practices. Working side by side with maternal fetal medicine specialists who are high-risk obstetricians, addiction can be safely addressed for both the mother and the child.