Norton Healthcare has been providing Office-based Opioid Treatment in a dignified, respectful environment for over 3000 patients since 2003.
Our mission has been to help as many individuals as possible who are motivated to take action and better their lives while engaging with safe, responsible prescribing practices. With the involvement of families and other supports, referrals to outpatient therapists, testing for medical problems, and regular check-in/follow up, Norton Healthcare provides a collaborative and comprehensive model of healthcare.
The primary treatment modality for Opiate Dependence is Buprenorphine* an Opioid receptor partial agonist/antagonist which reduces cravings and maintains sobriety. Initiation of therapy involves induction which can be done in the office or at home with instruction from the prescribing clinician. Subsequent maintenance therapy is done in the outpatient setting and patients are typically seen monthly for follow up. While tapering of medication is a prominent goal, treatment can continue for varying lengths of time with the acknowledgement individuals may benefit from longer term maintenance in much the same way medical illnesses are treated.
Additionally, although buprenorphine is an opiate class medication, a central belief at Norton Healthcare is the risk-benefit analysis repeatedly supports treatment and harm reduction. By removing treatment barriers such as stigma, fear, shame and anxiety and fostering an environment of trust, support, individuality and accountability, Norton Healthcare continues to excel in leading the mission of treatment, recovery and wellness in the field of Addiction Medicine.