WE ARE PROUD OF YOU
First of all, congratulations! Before we get into the details, we want you to know that our entire team is super proud of you for even being here, reading this post. This is officially your first step in the process, gathering information, reading, and asking questions. Whether you choose to recover with PursueCare or use another method, know you should never feel judged, and no questions should be off-limits.
DO YOU WANT TO RECOVER?
The first question you need to ask yourself is – do I want this? It’s time to be honest with yourself. Recovery only works if YOU want it to.
STARTING MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT
Now, there are several options to start your recovery, but we will explain how it works when you choose Medication-Assisted Treatment or MAT with PursueCare.
To start the process, your first step should be downloading our app for Android or Apple phones. If you don’t have a device that supports downloading applications, click here to get in touch with our Care Team.
After you download the application, you will be asked several basic questions (name, state, age, etc.), along with insurance and payment information (if applicable). It’s okay if you don’t have or know your insurance information. Our mission is to make treatment accessible to anyone who needs it, so we provide you with:
- Assistance in filling out forms
- Insurance eligibility verification
- Payment Plans (if eligible)
- Financial Assistance (if eligible)
The most important thing is to get you into treatment, so don’t let not having insurance deter you from doing so.
Once all your forms are filled out, one of our Intake Specialists will get in touch with you to answer any other questions you might have, complete your forms (if needed), and confirm your eligibility. They will also coordinate your lab testing and your initial care appointment. We know you might be thinking, why do I need to be tested? And most importantly, how will I be tested via Telehealth? Before we start your treatment and prescribe any medications, we need to know what you’re using and what’s in your system. We have several lab partners throughout the country where you can get tested or arrange for you to receive a home lab test kit.
After you get tested, you will have a meeting with your Care Coordinator, your main point of contact, throughout your journey. They will discuss your lab results with you and arrange an appointment with your MAT prescriber and your therapist. Once these appointments are completed, you have officially started your individualized recovery plan.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ONCE YOU’RE IN TREATMENT?
We know support is crucial, so be prepared to have weekly check-ins with your Care Coordinator, regular drug-screenings, and bi-weekly therapy and MAT appointments. During these appointments, make sure you bring up all and any questions and concerns you might have.
While you’re in treatment, you will be able to continue to work and perform your normal day-to-day activities (except using). Your prescribers will guide you on how to take your medicines and answer any questions you might have.
WILL OTHERS KNOW I’M CURRENTLY RECEIVING MEDICATION-ASSISTED TREATMENT?
No one has to know (unless you tell them). When you use Suboxone there is no way others will know unless they perform a lab test.
Recovering from drug use is no joke, and we know it is not an easy decision. Whether you are 100% ready (or kind of) to start this journey, know that we are here to answer any questions you might have and guide you through the process. We are here for you.