Addiction

Whether it's prescription opioids or illegal drugs, the addiction crisis is very real. We want to be here to help. You will be treated with the utmost confidentiality in a pleasant, comfortable, and private setting. Based in the heart of Cherry Creek, we are centrally located with plenty of parking. You will meet with Dr. Kesten, board certified addictionologist. Together, you will decide which treatment plan is best for you and your family. 


The following statement is from the American Society for Addiction Medicine:  "Of the 20.5 million Americans 12 or older that had a substance use disorder in 2015, 2 million had a substance use disorder involving prescription pain relievers and 591,000 had a substance use disorder involving heroin.  It is estimated that 23% of individuals who use heroin develop opioid addiction." For more information on these statistics, see https://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf


  

If buprenorphine (e.g. Suboxone) is deemed the appropriate treatment method, the plan will be discussed and an induction visit will be scheduled.  It is very important that you follow the directions prior to the induction as this will ensure that you have the best experience possible with fewer side effects. 

 

You can learn more about Suboxone at www.suboxone.com.