I was an opiate addict and it messed up my life — I lost my kids for a while. I wanted to get help (and) I went into rehab… I came to see Dr. Avart and wanted to get on a maintenance program for Suboxone so I would stay clean and better my life for me and my kids. It’s helped me out so much. Not just the medication, but everything I’ve learned from him. The breathing exercises helped me out, especially with two kids (because) I’m stressed out a lot. I’m a lot more calm now.
I had already overdosed twice… it was a real pathetic situation for me. and I had no choice but to either quit the drugs or I was going to die.
I came here approximately six months ago. I’m (now) at a better place in my life. A lot of it has to do with this program — not just the medicine, not just one piece of it, but all of it. The medicine is just a small part of it.
I came in here and the focus was on the function and being able to do things so I could have a life again — not on the pain, or what caused the pain, but rather ‘we’re going to get you stronger and thinking more positively’. The (assistance with) strength and the positive thinking have helped tremendously. My confidence has gone way up!
I was an opiate addict for the better part of 10 years. Eventually I became a heroin addict. I could not stay clean. I was desperate.
I called this office and they were able to see me the next day. I started Suboxone treatment and it changed my life. It took away the cravings, I had a normal life (again) and I was able to think clearly.
I am a grateful mother of a young man who had need of this program, and for a very long time we were unable to find anything like it. I just want to say thank you!