Comprehensive Addiction Management Program (CAMP)

What to Expect at Your First Appointment

Female counselor speaks with a female patientYour first appointment will consist of a comprehensive substance abuse evaluation. This evaluation is a tool used to determine the extent of your substance use and how treatment professionals can create an individualized care plan well-suited to your needs and situation. The purpose of this evaluation is to:

  • determine if you have a drug or alcohol addiction
  • assess the extent or level of addiction
  • determine if there are any co-occurring conditions, including any physical or mental health concerns.
  • assess how substance use affects your life
  • allow the treatment team to establish a baseline and build a treatment plan for your needs and recovery

During your evaluation you will receive:

  • Screening: a process for evaluating the possible presence of a particular problem
  • Assessment: a process for defining the nature of that problem, determining a diagnosis, and developing specific treatment recommendations for the problem or diagnosis

Through written assessments and interviews, staff will inquire about your health history, past and present drug and/or alcohol use, the manner and behaviors by which it affected your life, co-occurring psychiatric and medical issues, and history of treatment. If the evaluation is administered by a physician, a physical may also occur.

Schedule an Appointment

Call 706-721-6597

Our Location

997 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA 30912

Treatment Programs

Medication Assisted Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a "whole-patient" approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery.

The ultimate goal of MAT is full recovery, including the ability to live a self-directed and fulfilling life. This treatment approach has been shown to:

  • Improve patient survival
  • Increase retention in treatment
  • Decrease illicit opiate use and other criminal activity among people with substance use disorders
  • Increase patients’ ability to gain and maintain employment
  • Improve birth outcomes among women who have substance use disorders and are pregnant
  • Improve functionality and increase self-reported quality of life

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Program

Some example of opioids include; morphine, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, heroin, fentanyl and even opioids that help treat opioid addiction, buprenorphine and methadone. People may safely take medications used in MAT for months, years, several years, or even a lifetime. How long depends on the individual plan developed between the patient and doctor.  Plans to stop a medication must always be in collaboration with a doctor.

Buprenorphine: Is an opioid that reduces opioid craving and withdrawal, and can help block the effects of other opioids.

Methadone: is an opioid used to treat opioid use disorder.  It can only obtained from a specialized opioid treatment program certified by SAMHSA and is not offered at our clinic.

Naltrexone: Is not an opioid.  It works as an opioid antagonist that blocks the opioid receptor.  This helps reduce cravings for opioids as well as blocking their effect.  It is also effective in treatment of alcohol use disorders.  It helps reduce cravings and can block the positive feeling from alcohol, making alcohol less rewarding.

Long Acting Injectable (LAI) Naltrexone (Vivitrol): is an injectable form of Naltrexone that lasts 4 weeks.  It is shown to be more effective than oral naltrexone.  It has the benefit of maintaining a consistent level in the body and does not require taking a daily pill that can be missed or forgotten.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This is a 3-evening-a-week group-based program offering educational and therapy sessions with some individual sessions and weekly physician visits. Psychiatric services are offered when needed.

The goal of this program is to improve understanding of addiction as a disease and rapidly change behaviors from maladaptive reactions to stress or emotional changes to positive reactions that maintain sobriety and health. Attending required IOP sessions allows you to receive treatment while still living at home rather than at a hospital or rehabilitation facility. IOPs act as a good step down after intensive inpatient rehab. They offer a good alternative to treatment for those who don’t qualify for intensive inpatient rehab but still need help with their addiction. We offers ours in the evening so most patients can maintain their job and lives while at the same time receiving more intensive treatment than would be offered in a standard outpatient program.