At Confidant, we are committed to delivering person-centered, evidence-based care. This means providing you with the best care to meet your specific needs. In order to ensure you’re a good candidate for medications for opioid use disorder, the first step is a virtual visit with our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. These providers are trained in addiction and licensed to prescribe or administer these medications and manage your treatment over time.
Step 1: Virtual Visit with a Nurse Practitioner
During this appointment, a Nurse Practitioner will talk to you about your goals and will conduct an evaluation. The evaluation includes questions about your drug use, psychiatric and physical health history, social situation and living environment. During this visit, the Nurse Practitioner will review your options for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment medications. It’s okay if you don’t know about these medications in advance of the visit. Your provider will help educate you on the options and what is best for you. Depending on whether you have used medications for opioid use disorder previously and whether you are currently on opioids the Nurse Practitioner may be able to begin prescribing medication to be filled at your pharmacy, or the next step may be home induction. If it is determined that you will use an injectable medication your provider will prescribe an oral dose of the medication first in order to determine the appropriate dose and your reaction to the medication.