I appreciate the opportunity to introduce an exciting new psychotherapy group that I'm forming for intelligent, high-functioning people who are being prescribed Suboxone (Buprenorphine) for Opioid Dependence.

What's the purpose of a Suboxone group?

Opioid Dependence is more than just a physical condition. For many, it became associated with complicated behaviors and emotions that were created or conditioned during their active use. For others, it was an unhealthy strategy to deal with emotional concerns or life stressors.

What research has shown is that when medication treatment includes psychotherapy, the likelihood of success is increased.  Therapy offers people an opportunity to explore conflict they might be experiencing with their Suboxone treatment, evaluate high risk situations that might trigger relapse, and to develop coping strategies to prevent setbacks.

Why would I want to be in a Suboxone group?

When people are prescribed Suboxone after abusing opiates for months or even years, they often feel an immediate relief.  No longer tormented by cravings or withdrawal symptoms, people can regain a sense of composure, stability, and "normality". Just a quickly, people discover that Suboxone is not the "fix all" solution that they were hoping for when they began the process.

Some people notice that there are reminders of their past opiate addiction that pop up from time to time. Perhaps an unwanted text message from their "supplier". Maybe Friday after work rolls around, boredom sets in, and memories of getting high start to broadcast in our minds like a DVD. And, of course, what do you do when your standing before your primary care physician who--unknowingly--had been writing prescriptions for someone who had been abusing them? These are difficult situations to encounter alone.

Other people notice that troubling emotions begin to bubble up and slowly boil over. Unresolved stress at work or within social relationships begins to build. Mental health concerns like depression/anxiety that occurred before (or during) people's addiction can trigger a desire to quickly escape using drugs or undermine a person's effort to remain in recovery. These are difficult emotions to work through alone.

Other people are simply ambivalent about whether to continue using Suboxone despite how much it has helped them in their lives. People wonder,  "Should or shouldn't I", "Do I want to or not", "Do I have what it takes to stay the course?". These are hard questions to ponder alone.

What if you don't need to be alone?

Group therapy is an opportunity to be amongst other people who have struggled as we have. It allows

Why you?

There are several reasons why I am in a unique position to provide such a group.  As a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, I specialize in evidence based strategies including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention. Moreover, I have completed the nine-hour AMA approved certificate course meeting DATA 2000 training for Buprenorphine Prescribers to better understand the challenges that Suboxon

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Licensed Psychologist
Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
10 South Clinton St., Suite 208, Doylestown, PA 18901
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Chad Coren, PsyD, CAADC

Licensed Psychologist

Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

10 S. Clinton St, suite 208

Doylestown PA, 18901

Addiction Psychologist Associates (link)