FAQs

How do I schedule an appointment?

Call us at 330-259-4849, or email to schedule an appointment – it’s fast, easy and completely confidential.

Where is AOC located?

AOC has eight locations–6 in Ohio and 2 in Pennsylvania. Please see our list of locations.

What type of treatment program does AOC provide?

Addiction Outreach Clinic (AOC) provides a unique outpatient, opioid addiction treatment program that includes medication-assisted treatment with a monthly behavioral counseling session to support our patients’ recovery efforts and help them get their lives back. AOC’s opioid addition treatment program offering includes the following:

  • Fast and flexible appointment scheduling
  • Convenient outpatient setting
  • Individualized patient treatment program
  • Specialized team of physicians, addictionologists and counselors
  • Prescribed Buprenorphine/Naloxone medication (prevents withdrawal symptoms)
  • Monthly visit – medical assessment, urine drug screen and counseling session
  • Eight locations in OH and PA

Our team of physicians and counselors work together to develop a results-driven treatment plan that is appropriate, effective, and individualized to our patient’s needs. Medications prescribed as part of AOC’s treatment program contain buprenorphine/naloxon and are commonly known as Suboxone®Zubsolv® and Bunavail®. When taken daily, buprenorphine helps to eliminate the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that keep people addicted.

Read more about our treatment program.

How long is the treatment program?

The length of the treatment program varies by patient and requires strict compliance by the patient. Our physicians and counselors will work together with the patient to develop an individualized treatment program based on the patient’s needs.

What medications do AOC physicians prescribe?

Our team of physicians prescribe medications containing buprenorphine/naloxone. When taken daily, buprenorphine helps to eliminate the cravings and withdrawal symptoms that keep people addicted. Our physicians assess patients to determine the appropriate medication based on their needs, and then closely monitor patients and determine if medication adjustments are needed. The commonly known brand names of medication that we may prescribe include Suboxone®, Zubsolv® and Bunavail®. Subutex® is only prescribed for pregnant patients. By ending cravings and withdrawal symptoms, patients can learn over time to deal with problems and life issues without having to resort to using substances that delay them from facing these challenges.

Does AOC offer counseling services?

Yes. The state of Ohio requires all opioid addiction treatment programs to provide patient counseling services. Additionally, research has shown that a combination of behavioral counseling and medication management for opioid addiction helps patients achieve better long-term outcomes.

Isn’t the goal of treatment to get off drugs entirely?

The reasoning behind the use of buprenorphine treatment programs is to suppress the debilitating symptoms of withdrawal. This enables the patient to better engage in therapy and counseling, which will provide them with the tools they need to implement positive lifestyle changes.

Aren’t I just substituting one dependency for another with medication-assisted treatment?

Using medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction is much like using medications for other chronic illnesses like diabetes or heart disease. The goal is to help you remain healthy and engaged in our comprehensive treatment process. Medication can be an important tool that allows you to manage both the short and long-term effects of opioid dependency. Our team at AOC will work with you regarding the appropriateness of tapering your doses until the need for medication is no longer required.