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What type of program is Star Pathways?

Star Pathways provides outpatient treatment programs and community based supportive services.

What is the cost of outpatient treatment at Star Pathways?

Fees are based on individual clinical needs and services provided. A sliding fee scale is offered to individuals who demonstrate financial need. For additional information, please contact Star Pathways by phone to inquire further about specific fees associated with our treatment programs.

Which insurance plans does Star Pathways accept?

  • Medicaid
  • CareSource
  • Optum
  • Molina
  • Buckeye
  • Commercial insurers

What does outpatient treatment involve?

Outpatient treatment is specifically designed to help individuals become better equipped to handle everyday activities like work, school, or family care, while continuing to take ownership of their recovery process.

Star Pathways offers Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) also. In IOP, patients will spend at least 9 hours a week in a structured, supportive group setting led by licensed professionals.

Does Star Pathways offer Medication Management?

The medical and clinical staff at Star Pathways realizes that each road to recovery is different. Therefore, for those individuals deemed appropriate to receive medication management as part of their recovery, Star Pathways will provide a customized a treatment plan to include the service.

Star Pathways offers Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) also. In IOP, patients will spend at least 9 hours a week in a structured, supportive group setting led by licensed professionals.

Is Medication management offered without requiring the patient to participate in counseling?

No. Star Pathways does not provide any type of medication management to clients unless they are willing to engage in one of our comprehensive treatment programs. Comprehensive treatment involves some form of structured, supportive counseling led by licensed professionals.

What medications are offered as part of a Medication Management treatment plan?

  • Suboxone ® – (Buprenorphine + Naloxone)
  • Subutex ® – (Buprenorphine)
  • Vivitrol ® – (Naltrexone)

What is buprenorphine (Suboxone ®, Subutex ®)?

Buprenorphine is a commonly used medication used to treat opioid addiction. The person who takes buprenorphine feels normal, not high.  Buprenorphine blocks the opioid receptors and diminishes cravings, thereby reducing withdrawal symptoms. If cravings continue to be a problem, your doctor will adjust your medication to help reduce them. You take buprenorphine as a pill that dissolves under the tongue. You do NOT chew or swallow it. There are two forms. Suboxone® contains buprenorphine plus another medication called naloxone. The naloxone is added to prevent abuse—it brings on withdrawal in people who abuse buprenorphine by injecting it. Subutex® contains only buprenorphine. This form is prescribed if you should not take naloxone for any reason, such as if you are allergic to it or are pregnant. The pill is taken once a day. Over time, the dose interval may stay at once a day or change to every other day.

What is Naltrexone (Vivitrol ®)?

Naltrexone is an injectable drug that blocks the receptor from attaching to any opioid molecules, diminishing or even eliminating a person’s ability to get high. Vivitrol is a slow-release form of naltrexone, which means that its effects last much longer. One Vivitrol injection can effectively block opioid receptors for a full month.

Are patients required to visit Star Pathways each day to receive their daily prescription of buprenorphine (Suboxone®)?

No. Appointments will be scheduled based on the treatment plan developed by the client and treatment team. Prescriptions are given to patients based on their ongoing success and the Star Pathways medical staff will supply the patient with a prescription for medication to have filled at a local pharmacy for one week at a time.

Suboxone® is available in most commercial pharmacies including most Walgreens, CVS, and Kroger locations.

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