Aloha Medical Services offers intakes and evaluations within 24 hours. We provide an outpatient drug detox program with FDA approved medications.
We treat opioid addictions to Heroin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Fentanyl, Percocet, Morphine, Methadone, Codeine, and Vicodin. The medications we use to treat these addictions operate to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of narcotics, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative side effects of the abused drug. Medications prescribed are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient’s needs. Please note: We do not prescribe Methadone to treat opioid addictions.
Depending on an individual’s needs, our providers use Agonist Therapy or Antagonist Therapy medications, in conjuction with patient counseling, to holistically treat the addiction.
Agonist Therapy can help relieve painful withdrawal and continuous cravings during detox.
There are two types of Agonists – Full Agonist and Partial Agonist.
- Examples of Full Agonists include Heroin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Fentanyl, Percocet, Morphine, Methadone, Codeine, and Vicodin. Full Agonists bind to opioid receptors that control pleasure and pain, the result being a feeling of euphoria and well being.
- Examples of Partial Agonists include Suboxone, Buprenorphine, Zubsolv, and Sublocade.
Our Physicians prescribe Partial Agonist medications, which attach themselves to the same brain receptors as the addicted substance, countering the effects of Full Agonist drug withdrawal symptoms.
Antagonist drugs are used to block addictive drugs from activating the brain’s receptors.
Antagonist therapy has several benefits. Patients receiving antagonist drugs do not develop a tolerance to the medication. Additionally, antagonist drugs are not addictive in and of themselves.
Depending on individual needs, our physicians prescribe Naloxone, Narcan, Naltrexone oral and Vivitrol injection.
Opioid Addiction Epidemic Facts
The addiction to opioids in the United States is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare.
- Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids.
- Opioid abuse now claims more lives than motor vehicle crashes.
- Opioid drug overdose deaths rose from 8,048 in 1999 to 47,600 in 2017.
- Every 15 minutes a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal.
- In 2017, an estimated 2.1 million people aged 12 or older had an opioid use disorder.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Addiction doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care who you are, where you’ve been, or what you’ve done.
Upon starting addiction treatment with Aloha Medical Services, your provider will customize an individualized treatment plan to fit your needs and lifestyle. With this outpatient program, you are able to detox in the privacy of your own home with little disruption to your daily life. Aloha Medical Services and our providers are licensed by the State of Utah. We strictly adhere to state and federal guidelines to provide the safest and most successful care for you.
Your success is our success. Our goal is for you to live your healthiest, most fulfilled life as possible.