PATIENTS WE SERVE

As the loved one of a person dependent on opiates, you may have been the first to realize there was a problem or you may feel like you are the only one recognizing the problem. Your loved one may be resistant to hearing that they have a problem or that they need help. You are not alone. We understand, and we are here to help you.

We include family and friends as essential parts of the team to provide holistic care to all those affected. You have struggled and sacrificed right along with your loved one along this journey. As much as you are an integral part of your loved one getting help, you are also an integral part of their treatment.

Blue Door includes the patient’s support system in the initial treatment plan, provides family therapy as the patient receives therapy and relies on the support system to help maintain healthy lifestyle choices in the long term. At Blue Door, the patient’s support system is never left in the dark, shut out or unaware of what is happening with their loved one. At the commencement of treatment, patients agree to give permission to their support system to be included in their care and have access to the patient’s medical information from our clinic. By doing so, this ensures that we consider the safety of the patient and include the support system while not violating HIPAA regulations, which often serve as a barrier to family involvement. These issues are addressed up-front so that we can move forward in a transparent and positive direction for all.

THE PROCESS:

As a holistic healthcare clinic, we encourage patients to explore all kinds of therapy to help them reduce or eliminate opiates from their lives. These include traditional western medicine, naturopathy, and alternative therapies.

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    The initial visit

    During the initial visit, patients and their families will meet the Blue Door staff, tour the facilities, and learn about the treatment options available to meet their goals. Patients are encouraged to include their families when meeting with our clinicians and in the development of a treatment plan. From the beginning, it is our policy for patients to identify their support system which will be involved in treatment planning, medication, education, additional feedback, and aftercare. Family support and open communication are associated with higher success rate, better medication and treatment maintenance, and can build a productive home environment by removing unproductive expectations and conversations while allowing the whole family to heal.

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    Family counseling:

    The patient and their support system will be scheduled for monthly therapy sessions with a masters-level counselor. Doing so ensures that the support system’s concerns and challenges are addressed along with the patient’s. We encourage the development of positive coping mechanisms and strive for family cohesion through this turbulent time.

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    Group family counseling

    Families and patient support systems are encouraged to meet other families facing similar challenges. We hold group family therapies moderated by one of our trained counselors. Held monthly, attendance is strongly encouraged.

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    Patient follow-up

    A patient’s support system is a critical tool we depend upon to let us know if the patient is struggling. We utilize family/support system comments to have a better understanding of how the patient is doing as it is often difficult for a patient to admit that they are struggling.

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    Educational Resources

    Blue Door offers evidence-based treatments to reduce the harm caused by opiate use and improve health. Some treatments offered at Blue Door, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Medication Assisted Therapy, are commonly associated with opiate use disorder, but Blue Door also includes lesser known treatments that are becoming more established in the scientific and medical communities. We also provide a resource to look up medications and studies backing up all Blue Door methodologies. That is found by clicking here.


Eventually, taking pain pills will make you sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Unfortunately, the medical paradigm that got you into this mess can’t get you out of it on its own. Opiate dependence is a severe problem – you need to consider all medical modalities in its treatment. Chances are, your doctor isn’t fully trained to handle the issues you are dealing with, which is why your options at this point used to be the following:

  1. Pain management: Your issue isn’t just pain – your issue is that pills make you sick. Chronic pain and dependence on medication are two different things.
  2. Psychiatry: You have a pill problem, not a mental illness.
  3. Rehab: You probably realize you are heading in this direction, but you aren’t there yet.

Now there is another option. As physicians, we developed Blue Door Therapeutics because we observed patients have nowhere to go for help that fits their needs. We aren’t a rehab center, but we have the experience to help get you off pain pills.

Our advice is not to try to get off the pills alone. Most people who wing it suffer needlessly and aren’t set up for success. Opiates do much more than cause constipation and numb your mind. They affect your breathing, sex hormones, stress hormones, and home life. Our clinicians understand and know how to treat the totality of the problems that opiates cause, not just the surface level problems.
If you don’t want to go through this process more than once, it’s best to get the help of Blue Door professionals trained specifically to help you.

THE PROCESS:

As a holistic healthcare clinic, we encourage patients to explore all kinds of therapy to help them reduce or eliminate opiates from their lives. These include traditional western medicine, naturopathy, and alternative therapies.

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    The initial visit

    During the initial visit, patients will meet the Blue Door staff, tour the facilities, and learn about all the treatment options available to meet your goals. An initial consultation with our physician and Clinical Director will assess your needs and together, we will create your treatment plan. We will also take this time to walk through the holistic modalities offered at Blue Door and explain in more detail how they can assist you through this difficult process.

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    Work together

    Our model allows us to work closely with you throughout the process. We can easily pivot or change your treatment plan if services need to be added or removed to meet your goals. We don’t believe in requiring treatments solely because they check an insurance reimbursable box.

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    Patient follow-up

    Your support system is a critical tool we depend upon to let us know if you are struggling. We utilize family/support system comments to have a better understanding of how you’re doing – we realize it can be difficult to admit you are struggling.

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    Cannabis supported treatment

    Our physicians have years of experience using cannabis as an exit strategy to treat opiate dependence. If during your consultation medical cannabis is identified as a potential treatment, we will assist you in qualifying for a medical marijuana card and provide a list of recommended dispensaries. To learn more about cannabis as a treatment method, click here.

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    Educational Resources

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    Door offers evidence-based treatments to reduce the harm caused by opiate use and improve health. Some treatments offered at Blue Door, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Medication Assisted Therapy, are commonly associated with opiate use disorder, but Blue Door also includes lesser known treatments that are becoming more established in the scientific and medical communities. We also provide a resource to look up medications and studies backing up all Blue Door methodologies. That is found by clicking here.


Are you looking to shake up your pain treatment protocol?

Do you want to try to reduce the dose of opiates you are taking?

Are interested in replacing opiates with medical cannabis? If so, we’re here to help.

Opiates were never meant to treat long-term chronic pain. They are most efficient when taken over a period of fewer than 12 weeks. Many physicians fail to realize this, turning to opiates by default without considering additional options.

Most doctors won’t consider medical cannabis for pain treatment. Those doctors that are open to its use more likely than not lack the training to utilize it in a pain treatment protocol.

Disrupting a stagnant industry, Blue Door specializes in cannabis supported treatment and other alternative methodologies. Our physicians have years of experience in transitioning patients off of opiate use.

THE PROCESS:

As a holistic healthcare clinic, we encourage patients to explore all kinds of therapy to help them reduce or eliminate opiates from their lives. These include traditional western medicine, naturopathy, and alternative therapies.

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    The initial visit

    During the initial visit, patients will meet the Blue Door staff, tour the facilities, and learn about all the treatment options available to meet your goals. You will have a consultation with our physician who will order baseline labs to evaluate the impact of opiates on your body. You will be placed on a schedule to start safely weaning your opiate dose down while making sure you don’t go into withdrawal as well as keeping your pain under control.

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    Work together

    Our model allows us to work closely with you and your primary pain management doctor. We can easily pivot or change your treatment plan if services need to be added or removed to meet your goals.We don’t believe in requiring treatments solely because they check an insurance reimbursable box.

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    Cannabis supported treatment

    Our physicians have years of experience using cannabis as an exit strategy to treat opiate dependence. If during your consultation medical cannabis is identified as a potential treatment, we will assist you in qualifying for a medical marijuana card and provide a list of recommended dispensaries. To learn more about cannabis as a treatment method, click here.

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    Educational Resources

    Blue Door offers evidence-based treatments to reduce the harm caused by opiate use and improve health. Some treatments offered at Blue Door, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Medication Assisted Therapy, are commonly associated with opiate use disorder, but Blue Door also includes lesser known treatments that are becoming more established in the scientific and medical communities. We also provide a resource to look up medications and studies backing up all Blue Door methodologies. That is found by clicking here.