Buprenorphine Prescribers & Counseling Resource

Opiate Treatment Professionals (OTP's) agree that withdrawal from opiate drugs is more difficult than any other type of drug addiction therapy. The specific interactions between your patients opiate-addicted brain and eventual recovery presents changes in the chemical structure within the brain. That’s why it’s so important for providers to incorporate adjunct opiate use disorder (OUD) counseling and weekly case management monitors.  Counseling helps people with OUD change how they think, cope, react, and acquire the skills and confidence needed for recovery. 

The law also requires buprenorphine prescribers to be able to refer patients taking OUD medication to counseling and/or similar type ancillary services. Buprenorphine prescribers may meet this requirement by providing counseling adjuncts like the services of ProWellness Academy.

Prowellness Academy works in collaboration with Primary Care Physicians (or OTP's) with structured care management, with regular assessments of mental health and clinical status using validated tools.  Our team of psychosocial consultants, case managers, and counselors provide weekly treatment plans to each of our PCP to aid in the review of the clinical status and complete care of each OUD patient.   Our one to one weekly session work to enhance your patient’s social and mental functioning and can include sustained access for your patient to social services and necessities such as food, housing, transportation, employment, life coaching, church, spiritual awareness, and education.   With locations in most major cities, and our VIRTUAL capabilities, our counselors make sessions that work for your patients.

Prowellness Academy  Adjunct OUD counseling services aids the PCP's with a broader scope of treatment that is inclusive of mental wellness.  We provide services to give each of our treating physicians a more quantitative scope for their directive of treatment.

Prowellness Academy provides its PCP the following resource:

  • Tracking patient follow-up and progress using our registry, with SAMHSA appropriate documentation.
  • Participation weekly in caseload consultation with our Psychiatric Consultant.
  • Ongoing collaboration with you as the treating physician, for the coordination of the patient's mental health care assessment and treatment plans.
  • Additional weekly notes, and progress recommendations for each patient in treatment as indicated, based on our full review of our Counseling, and Psychiatric consultant review.
  • Provisions of brief interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, and other focused treatment strategies.
  • Collaborative, monitoring of patient outcomes using validated mental wellness rating scales; and relapse prevention planning with each patient as they achieve remission of symptoms and/or other treatment goals directed by you as the PCP for final synopsis of recommendations for discharge from active treatment.

ProWellness Academy works to respect and respond to clients’ cultural, linguistic, and socio-environmental needs. We work with each of our healthcare providers and implement our mental wellness services that recognize each patient as equal partners in planning, developing, and monitoring our care to ensure that it meets each patient’s unique needs.

ProWellness Academy’s aim is to give each patient tools to better manage their illness, achieve and sustain better health, and bring the best odds to improve their quality of life and sustain it. Without the counseling element in treatment, there are limits to how much medication alone can accomplish.

It’s been proven that OUD patients that have medication PLUS regimented counseling, are more likely to stay into treatment. It also supports behavior change and, thus, increases odds for sustained abstinence and recovery. 

Contact our office below to register your office of patients or a specific patient.  Be sure to also talk to one of our administrators about our Physician Collaboration Programs.  (email [email protected] or phone  805-322-0222)

    In its Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment, the National Institute on Drug Abuse lists 13 principles of effective treatment - principles that pertain to counseling are: “Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug abuse. To be effective, treatment must address the individual’s drug abuse and any associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems. It is also important that treatment be appropriate to the individual’s age, gender, ethnicity, and culture.”       {SAMHSA-Resources related to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder}






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Office Hours

ProWellness Academy

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

5:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

5:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

5:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

5:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed