Number: +1(617) 202-9222
Quincy: 500 Congress St., Unit 2G Quincy MA
Brookline: 358 Harvard St., Brookline MA 02446
Lynn: 222 Blossom St., Lynn, MA
Framingham: 214 Howard St., Framingham MA
New Horizons Medical is a privately-owned group that offers outpatient drug treatment services in Greater Boston. It currently runs facilities in Quincy, Brookline, Lynn, and Framingham. Its primary service at all of these facilities is Suboxone (buprenorphine) treatments for opioid use disorders, as well as counseling.
Aside from these basic services, it also offers couples and family therapy, both of which are highly effective for long-term recovery from opioid use disorder.
Why does New Horizons use Suboxone?
A wide variety of medications are used for medication-assisted therapy (MAT) for opioid use disorder. Most of the medications used for this purpose, including morphine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone tend to be “full opioids”. These older types of drugs, while effective at suppressing withdrawal symptoms of more dangerous opioids like fentanyl and heroin, also have a high potential for misuse, even when used properly.
Buprenorphine (trade name Subutex, Suboxone), on the other hand, is a “partial opioid agonist” or “partial opioid”. This newer class of medications is as good as older drugs at suppressing opioid withdrawal symptoms while having far less of a euphoric effect compared to full opioid medications.
This lack of a euphoric effect is also coupled with a higher treatment success rate — up to 60 percent higher than traditional opioids in some studies. Fewer federal requirements are also needed for patients that use buprenorphine compared to ones that use methadone, the dominant drug used for MAT.
Why choose New Horizons?
New Horizons accepts all individuals who need outpatient MAT. Their facilities also accept a wide variety of insurance and payment plans, ensuring that virtually everyone can get the treatment they need. All in all, New Horizons is a good choice for people seeking a better alternative to other opioid replacement therapeutic approaches. The facility should also be able to connect patients with special needs with other outpatient programs.
Find out more about New Horizons service and programs at www.newhorizonsmedical.org/.
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