Services and Treatment Options

Addiction Recovery Services 

Recovery is the process of individuals improving their physical, emotional and mental health allowing them to live self-managed and fulfilling lives. Certain substance use disorders are best managed with evidence-based, FDA-approved medications that minimize overdose risk and harm, manage cravings and support long-term recovery.

The most successful approach involves a long-term and customized plan that addresses all phases of recovery including relapse. While recovery sometimes involves inpatient hospitalization, often the most effective and affordable treatment begins in the doctor’s office.

OSU addiction medicine specialists provide customized, outpatient care for adults and adolescents suffering from addiction. Integrated treatment methods include medications for opioid and substance use disorders, counseling and behavioral therapy and support groups.

Appointments are available in person or virtually at the Tulsa clinic, as well as virtually in rural health facilities across Oklahoma.

Treatment Options

The following treatment options are available at the NCWR Addiction Recovery Clinic at OSU.

  • Treatment for substance use disorders including:
    • Opioids (e.g. Lortab®, OxyContin®, heroin)
    • Alcohol
    • Marijuana
    • Tobacco and vaping
    • Stimulants (e.g. methamphetamine, cocaine, Adderall®)
    • Other substances such as kratom
  • Treatment with medications for opioid use disorder utilizing Suboxone®, Sublocade® and Vivitrol®
  • Counseling and behavioral therapies
  • Treatment for co-occurring psychiatric or mental health concerns
  • Withdrawal management
  • Assisting patients with compulsive behaviors such as gambling, shopping, gaming, etc.
  • Patient support groups
  • Family support groups

Treatment Methods

Treatment plans are tailored to meet individual needs and goals and may include:

Ongoing addiction treatment

Addiction medicine experts use integrated treatment that may include medications, counseling and support groups to help patients start the process of recovery.

Withdrawal management

Quitting substances “cold turkey” can be life-threatening and should be done with medical supervision. Also referred to as “detoxification,” this may be done in an outpatient setting, or may require a short inpatient hospitalization.

Co-occurring mental health concerns

Mental health conditions commonly occur with addiction. As part of the treatment plan, patients are evaluated and treated for other mental health concerns.

Counseling and behavioral therapy

Our expert therapists help patients learn healthy coping mechanisms, improve interpersonal and family relationships, deal with past trauma and develop healthy behaviors. Therapists incorporate elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational enhancement therapy as well as acceptance and commitment therapy to improve functioning and quality of life.

Support Groups

Patient support groups provide a safe and supportive environment to connect with others during recovery. Through group discussion and skills-based training, participants create a personalized relapse prevention plan for a successful recovery.

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