At Project Courage, we understand that medication often plays an important part in the treatment and recovery process. In addition to medication-assisted therapy with suboxone, our medical doctor can help you determine if medication may be beneficial in your treatment.

It is not uncommon for other mental health conditions to co-occur with substance use disorders. Though it may not be the cause of the substance use disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder can often contribute to substance use. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other mental health condition, our medical doctor can help you find a medication that best meets your needs.

For instance, our doctor can help you evaluate the different types of anti-depressants available for treating depression. He will discuss the side effects of the medications, listen to your concerns, and follow up with you throughout the course of your treatment at Project Courage. When your depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or other mental health condition is being effectively treated with both medication and counseling, relapses are less likely to occur.
It is natural to feel nervous about starting a new medication or changing medications. Additionally, many medications have side effects, some of which can be unpleasant. Discussing all of your concerns both before starting a medication and after you begin taking a medication with our doctor is essential. Our doctor will listen with compassion and work with you as a team to determine which medication is best for your specific situation.

If a medication you try simply doesn’t work for you, please talk with our medical doctor about it. It is not uncommon to need to try different medications to find the one that is best for you. It is also important to understand that many side effects go away with time and that many medications take several weeks to reach their full effectiveness in your body.

If you don’t like the side effects a medication is giving you, talking with our doctor will help you determine if you can wait the side effects out or if a different medication might be more appropriate for your situation.If it is determined that medication-assisted therapy with suboxone would be beneficial in your recovery, our doctor will help monitor you and adjust your dose accordingly throughout the treatment process. Close monitoring and follow-ups are an essential aspect of medication-assisted therapy.

If you feel one of our programs would be a good fit for your needs, please give us a call to set up an evaluation. During the assessment and evaluation process, we will work with you as a team to determine which of our services would be the most beneficial to you. We look forward to traveling the road of recovery with you.