Opioid addiction is a chronic brain disease for which Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine and Vivitrol have proven effective. Dr. Molly Rutherford is board certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Treatment, with more than a decade of experience treating opioid addiction.
Evidence clearly shows that treatment with medications such as methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone decreases criminality, injection-drug use and behaviors known to spread HIV and hepatitis C.
Similar to medications for diabetes or ADHD, the medication allows patients the chance to live productive lives and have meaningful relationships — without the all-consuming cravings for opioids that highjacked their lives.
Addiction Treatment at Bluegrass Family Wellness is provided by specialists in the field, and you or your loved one will feel welcomed, not judged by our compassionate staff members.
Dr. Rutherford is a family physician, and she is willing and able to address all of your mental and physical healthcare needs. Ask Dr. Rutherford about her direct primary care practice if you are interested in addressing all of your healthcare in one location.
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Medication-Assisted Treatment is the use of medications alongside counseling and behavioral therapy as part of a holistic approach to the treatment of substance abuse. Medication is primarily used when an individual’s addiction involves opioids like heroin and some prescription pain relievers. Medication-Assisted Treatment is designed to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, decrease cravings, and regulate body functions. For more information about medication-assisted treatment, click here.
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We accept patients with or without insurance, but we do NOT bill insurance or Medicare. If your health plan covers medications, we will complete necessary prior authorizations. If you have a high deductible private insurance plan, we will assist you in completing the HCFA form to submit a claim to your insurance. We are unable to accept new Medicaid patients at this time.