Starting Point is an outpatient opioid treatment program located in Baltimore, MD. We conveniently located right on Ritchie Highway. Starting Point has been proudly serving the community since 2009.
Our office accepts Maryland Medicaid for our Suboxone and Methadone Medication Management Programs
Our office accepts Medicare for our Suboxone and Methadone Medication Management Programs
Methadone is a prescription only medicine that can be taken orally and is used mainly to treat opioid addiction for Methadone Treatment. Is was initially developed as a painkiller but now it is much more widely used to treat people who have got stuck on heroin or other opioid drugs (such as prescription painkillers).
Suboxone is a combination of two drugs – buprenorphine and naloxone – that work chemically to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms and reduce a patient’s dependence on opioids in the long term.
Addiction requires individualized treatments that address the symptoms and underlying causes of the disease, as well as the consequences that substance use has on different areas of a person’s life. This includes their ability to socialize, their physical and mental health, and consequences at work, home, school, or with the law. There are many types of therapy available to effectively treat addiction.
(MAT) is the use of Methadone or Suboxone medication in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders. A combination of medication and behavioral therapies is effective in the treatment of substance use disorders and can help some people to sustain recovery.
Integrated treatment planning that includes substance use screening and treatment is key to providing better health outcomes in integrated care.
When we evaluate someone, we take into consideration many different variables. We don’t focus on the dependency alone; we also consider the social circumstances, support systems, and motivations for change.
After an evaluation, we take our medical expertise and provide our patients with an individualized plan that combines these factors. We work with each individual in a judgement-free environment and treat them with compassion.
The combination of medication and behavioral therapy is what treats addiction. The medication staves off the physical symptoms, withdrawal and cravings. The counseling helps patients address their emotional and behavioral issues associated with addiction. Evidence-based research shows that neither one is as effective on their own as they are together.