Crawford Addiction Treatment is an outpatient treatment facility designed to help patients fight pain medicine addiction and provide a superior patient experience.
John Crawford, MD has over 30 years of experience in addiction medicine and is passionate about exceeding your expectations. He is a Diplomate of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
Increase in usage, changes in personality and behavior, emotional withdrawal, continuing use after symptoms clear, spend more time seeking painkillers, and neglecting responsibilities. For more information visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website. Back to FAQ
How can Crawford Addiction Treatment help with pain medicine addiction?
Dr. Crawford will evaluate the patient and assess if a self-directed outpatient program that prescribes Suboxone(buprenorphine/naloxone) such as Crawford Addiction Treatment, will be appropriate for the patient’s needs. If the patient fits our program, they will receive a prescription that day. The patient can fill this prescription at any pharmacy of their choice. They can take the medicine and return to work the same day. They will be more stable than when they were taking pain killers(no more rollercoaster effect). Watch Dr. Crawford’s videos for more information. Back to FAQ
Suboxone is designed as a stepping stone to help patients wean off of pain killers and eventually stop using opiates completely. Ideally a patient would take 6-12 months to wean off of Suboxone completely. Back to FAQ
Suboxone is a prescription medicine that contains the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal). For more information visit Suboxone.com. Back to FAQ
What are opiates?
Opiates are a group of drugs that are used for treating pain. They are derived from opium which comes from the poppy plant. Opiates go by a variety of names including opiates, opioids, and narcotics. The term opiates is sometimes used for close relatives of opium such as codeine, morphine and heroin, while the term opioids is used for the entire class of drugs including synthetic opiates such as Oxycontin.
- Vicodin, Hycodan (hydrocodone)
- MS Contin Kadian (morphine)
- Oxycontin, Percoset (oxycodone)
- Dilaudid (hydromorphone)
- Duragesic (fentanyl)
Dr Crawford will meet with the patient every four weeks. Each visit cost $300. In order to get started, the patient has the option of a two week visit for $190. Drug screens are included in the cost of the visit. Back to FAQ
We currently only accept cash, debit cards, or credit cards for payment. The debit or credit card needs to have the patients name printed on it. If the card has someone else’s name on it, they need to be present to sign for it. The card also needs a Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express logo on it. Back to FAQ
The cost of the medicine can vary greatly. The Suboxone film tends to be more expensive than the generic buprenorphine/naloxone pill. Click on GoodRx.com to find prices nearby. Patients usually start out taking one 8mg/2mg film/pill a day. Back to FAQ
Most private insurance covers Suboxone or a similar alternative. Because Suboxone is a controlled substance, a prior authorization is required by the prescribing physician. We currently are unable to complete a prior authorization for government insurances such as MediCare or MediCaid. Back to FAQ