INSynergy offers the best Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program in St. Louis, MO. We use an integrated approach with a system of medical professionals, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, and advocates to treat the whole person, not only the addiction.
INSynergy the first private program locally to provide the latest innovations in addiction medicine and its related fields, such as psychiatry, pain management, sleep and internal medicine, genetics, laboratory medicine, and psychotherapy.
The treatment outcome is much more predictable, more effective, and more practical.
Many times co-occuring conditions are overlooked such as depression, bipolar depression, anxiety, ADHD, and other psychological issues. INSynergy requires that these co-occuring conditions are identified and effectively treated. Treating the whole person decreases risk of relapse.
The BRIDGE is an FDA cleared device used to treat acute or chronic pain. As a tool, The Bridge can help with one of the most challenging aspects of overcoming an opioid addiction – the pain during the initial detox
INSynergy has also pioneered the use of The Bridge Device to treat pain during the period of opiate/heroin withdrawals. The Bridge is FDA cleared to be used in acute or chronic pain. It interferes with pain signals from the spine and brain and is easy to install in the office. The INSynergy-Bridge protocol is a patent-pending process that uses The Bridge Device as a tool to comfortably transition to Vivitrol, a monthly injection of naltrexone, which is non-addicting and non-divertable.
INSynergy uses Highly Complex CLIA-Certified Laboratories to measure levels of medications, drugs of abuse, and metabolites of alcohol. Results help monitor progress towards sobriety and harm reduction. INSynergy also use Genetic Testing to predict responses to anti-craving medication and risk for addiction and alcoholism.
At INSynergy, as part of the work-up, genetic testing is offered to predict response to certain treatments. Metabolism of certain drugs, neurotransmitters, and vitamins, can be identified, as well as function of certain receptors involved in addiction such as the (OPRM-1) gene, and mood (DRD2-A1, MTHFR, and COMT) genes.
INSynergy uses two of the safest, cutting edge medications to help reduce the discomfort involved in ending your opiate addiction – Subutex and Suboxone. Subutex and Suboxone are FDA approved medications used to treat opiate dependence. Both medicines contain the active ingredient, buprenorphine hydrochloride. This drug which works to reduce the symptoms of opiate dependence. With these new medications, detox from heroin or pain pills doesn’t have to be a miserable experience.
INSynergy is an approved provider of Vivitrol (Naltrexone), the first and only once-monthly injectable medication to treat opiate and alcohol dependence. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medicine used in combination with counseling to treat opiate and alcohol dependence and prevent a relapse to opioid dependence, after opioid detoxification.
Once the INSynergy client is detoxed and stabilized, individual psychotherapy is started with one of our experienced psychologists, counselors, or therapists. Core conflictual relationship themes are addressed and other issues that might be contributing to emotional pain.
Most of the work is done in group therapy. Many find this non-12 step approach very enlightening and the most popular component of the program. Here INSynergy clients can learn how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can effectively change the way one thinks. Biology of Addiction lectures are also very popular topics discussed.
Oftentimes, families of the struggling addict are the most effected psychologically. Once a week family group therapy are offered as part of the comprehensive treatment approach. This allows the whole family system to heal together.
Couple’s counseling with our PhD therapist trained in marriage and couple’s counseling is another very popular component of our Program. Along with group, family, and individual therapy, our approach encompasses all levels of treatment.
The recovery process does not end when an individual completes our rehabilitation programs. Treatment is just the beginning of a lifelong process of growth and recovery in all areas of life that have been affected by drug addiction and alcoholism.