FAQ

 

Frequently Ask Questions:FAQ

 

What is an addictionologist?

It is a physician who has specialty training in addiction medicine.  Our medical director is a psychiatrist and certified addictionologist.

 

 

What is an intervention?

An intervention is an attempt—usually by family and friends—to get someone professional help with an addiction or eating disorder.  We will work with the family to facilitate an intervention when necessary.

 

 

How soon can I schedule an appointment?

We currently see patients Monday through Friday and two Saturdays each month.

Most appointments can be scheduled with 24 to 48 hours.   Please call our intake number at 865-966-3869

 

 

What is the cost? 

At Recovery Strategies we offer a very affordable monthly program fee.  This fee includes initial intake, assessment, drug screens, all group meetings, and access to our physicians and counselors.
For more information about pricing please click here

 

 

What programs are available?

 We offer outpatient recovery programs for drug addiction and alcoholism.  A variety of treatments are available to meet each individuals needs.  Programs include Seboxone, Vivitrol, Zubsolv, and Subutex for expectant mothers.

 

 

I’m pregnant, can I schedule an appointment?

Yes.  Our physicians are experienced in treating expectant mothers.  We have special group meetings for pregnant women and new moms.

 

 

What if I have a problem or crisis after hours? 

 Patients are encouraged to call our office at any time.  We have staff on call 24 hours daily, 7 days a week.

 

 

Am I required to attend meetings and groups?

 Yes.  We emphasize the importance of group meetings to individuals in the recovery process.    Our program offers groups 6 days each week.  Some of the groups offered include 12 Step, Fitness & Nutrition, Faith Based, New Moms, and Coping Skills.

 

Does being in recovery mean I can’t have any more fun?  What is this place “Recovering WREX” I heard about?

Absolutely not!  You only really start living when you get clean.  But we know that in recovery it can be tough.  Where can I go to have a good time?  Where is it safe for me to hang out?   To that end, we have created a fun and safe place for you to unwind, a place for you to call your own, a place to go to celebrate your successes and help support each other through tough times. We call it RECOVERING WREX.  This facility was built to provide a safe, drug free environment to have fun.  It features a stage complete with drums and microphone, video games, pool table, and vending machines.  We also have a selection of free games available.

What is Suboxone?

Suboxone is a medication used to treat opioid addiction and can also help with pain control. Suboxone has two components; Buprenorphine and Naloxone.
 
Buprenorphine is an opiate partial agonsist, which means that it partially binds to the opioid receptor, but not to the same degree as other opioids. There are many opioids which have only agonist activity: heroin, percocet, vicodin, oxycodone, oxycontin, morphine, MS contin, and methadone. Having only agonist activity means that they bind completely to the receptor. Although other opioids bind completely to the opioid receptor, the brain prefers buprenorphine.
 
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist which is not absorbed orally. So if taken under your tongue, it does not take effect.
 
It should be noted that Suboxone can only be used when withdrawal symptoms are active; early administration of the drug can actually exacerbate symptoms and cause the patient to experience a setback in their addiction recovery.
 
Please call 865-690-1250 for referrals to the Outpatient Suboxone Program for Opioid Addiction.

 

Where are you located?

Use the Google map below to find us.
Our address is :

120 Center Park Drive, Suite 9

Knoxville, TN 37922

 

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