ARVAC, Freedom House is now offering Medication Assisted Treatment, for those with Opioid Dependence issues. Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a "whole-patient" approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. These medications relieve the withdrawal symptoms and psychological cravings that cause chemical imbalances in the body. Our MAT program provides a safe and controlled level of medication to overcome the use of an abused opioid.
Research has shown that when provided at the proper dose, medications used in MAT have no adverse effects on a person’s intelligence, mental capability, physical functioning, or employability. Here at Freedom House, we believe in treating the whole person with a systematic approach that includes allowing the continuation of prescribed medications while incorporating holistic, therapeutic, counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a "whole-patient" approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. ARVAC’s Medical Director is clinically certified to provide Medicated-Assisted Treatment. Additionally, we have a Psychiatrist on call for evaluations as needed.
Welcome to ARVAC-Freedom House Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Clinic
Thank you for choosing ARVAC Freedom House as your MAT Clinic. We are dedicated to your sobriety and successful treatment. To ease the admission and intake process we are providing 3 ways to complete the required intake packet. You may request assistance in completing these forms at any time.
- Click the following link to complete and submit your intake packet. https://hipaa.jotform.com/201476690657161
- Upon arrival to your intake appointment, you will be offered a computer to complete the form online or on a fillable PDF forms.
- Prior to or upon arrival to your intake, you will be offered forms to manually complete.
Please make sure you bring the following items with you to your initial appointment. It is VERY important that these items are with you:
- Health Insurance Card
- Driver’s License or ID Card
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Income (2 of your last checks stubs, tax returns or W-2)
- Proof of at least 8 support meetings
- Current prescriptions and/or empty boxes or bottles
About Freedom House
Freedom House is a recognized leader in CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) Accreditation for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. All Freedom House Programs are recognized by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Practices that have been tested and proven through research to be successful.
We believe in treating the whole person with a systematic approach that includes incorporating holistic, therapeutic, counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a "whole-patient" approach to the treatment of substance use disorders.
Freedom House Mission Statement
It is the Mission of ARVAC, Inc., dba, Freedom House to enable individuals to live free of alcohol and/or other drugs by providing quality person-centered behavioral health services in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Once you arrive at Freedom House for your scheduled appointment, please call 479-968-7086, to let the Admissions Office know you have arrived. A staff member will then meet you at your vehicle to escort you into the building.
More About Medication Assisted Treatment
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a rapidly growing treatment for Substance Abuse. In 2013, Suboxone alone reported sales of 1.55 billion dollars. Many in the Substance Abuse Community are identifying that many clients are unable to discontinue substance use with counseling alone. ARVAC, Freedom House’s Medication Assisted Treatment program provides medications such as Antabuse (to treat Alcohol abuse), Subutex and Suboxone (which treat Opiate abuse) in addition to our Structured, Evidence Based Therapeutic Programs. This will provide clients with the greatest possible opportunity to gain and maintain their sobriety.
ARVAC, Freedom House offers a large variety of options to meet the specific needs of each of our clients and offers a variety of medication options, ranging from injections, sublingual strips to pill forms, depending on insurance specifications.
Along with Counseling, our medical staff now prescribe the leading medications to address the Opioid Epidemic: Subutex and Suboxone. Subutex (Buprenophrine) is a drug that delivers small doses of opioids to a patient who is addicted to a stronger opioid. Suboxone is a combination of Buprenophrine and Naloxone. Buprenophrine is a partial opioid agonist, while Naloxone in an opioid antagonist: it blocks opioid receptor and can even reverse the effect of opioid agonists already in the patient’s system. Subutex and Suboxone provide a way for the client to be gradually weaned off highly addictive Opiate drugs.
Research has indicated that of those who attempted to quit opioid abuse “cold turkey,” less than 25% of them remained sober for 1 year or longer. While these drugs are able to be abused, they are far less likely to be abused due to being a partial agonist, meaning they do not provide the full effect as drugs such as heroine or other opiates. These drugs also have a longer lasting effect, enabling less frequent dosing. Certain medications have the potential for serious drug-interactions. Benzodiazepines, other sedative drugs, and opiate antagonists should be used cautiously while an individual is taking these drugs.
We are now scheduling appointments. Medical Doctors, APNs, and Licensed Therapists are available onsite or via HIPAA-compliant telemedicine. Please call 479-968-7086 for more information.
What is Telemedicine (Telehealth)?
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical or mental health services that would often not be consistently available in distant rural communities (or during times of social distancing). These technologies permit communications between patient/client and clinical staff with both convenience and fidelity.
ARVAC, Freedom House offers telehealth services to our clients for both counseling and medical treatment. Our staff has completed extensive training and is committed to providing ethical and HIPAA compliant telehealth treatment as an option to comply with social distancing mandates during COVID-19 and to accommodate clients who may not be able to travel to our site physically.