We can now treat addiction from Alcohol, opioids and heroin from the office and in many cases from your home via tele psychiatry. It will all depend on if you see us via insurance or self-pay. Most insurances cover tele psychiatry visits now. The centers for Medicare and Medicaid, released a ruling that patients who have Medicare and or Medicaid will now be allowed to receive treatment at a provider office or from home. We utilize secure telehealth software. This way, you can use your smart phone, laptop, or computer to have a visit with us. We or you, cannot record a session, it is completely private. We have the ability to do detox from our offices in Iowa or Missouri. Call us today to get more information.
The treatment that reports a 92% success rate. The design of TVNS is to interrupt and discontinue withdrawal symptoms. This allows the process of engaging natural endorphins and the increase of anti-inflammatory cytokines. We have dedicated the last several years learning exactly how the vagas nerve effects the central nervous system, even more specifically the prefrontal cortex and amygdala. After years of study there is evidence base knowledge that the treatment is beneficial for individuals suffering from; Anxiety, depression, insomnia, opiate abuse, heroin abuse, alcohol abuse and benzodiazepine withdrawals.
There is use of auricular stimulation in two separate phase of the treatment which includes the patient to stop using the drug at a minimum of 12 hours prior to the start of the treatment. When the patient begins we do a withdrawal assessment and then the provider places the Alpha Stim device on the patient ear. The device will stay on the patient at all times of the day for a total of five days. On to day six, phase two then begins. Patient will receive a different device to be used daily within their home. The instructions on daily use of the device will be provided. As continued ancillary care will be taking place for the next ten days making the treatment a total of 15 days treatment.
Frequently asked Questions and More
Here you will find a lot of hopefully interesting and helpful information about ways we treat drug and alcohol addiction. We will continue to add to this section on a regular bases. Please continue to call and ask questions.