Hi I’m Farrukh Shamsi,
An Administrator At Texas Clinic.
Welcome to Texas Clinic. Congratulations, you have made it to your first step in your recovery from opioid and/or alcohol dependence. Click around our website for information about medication assisted treatment using Methadone, Vivitrol and Suboxone (Buprenorphine). If you already know what you need, click on Contact and get in touch with us right away.
Texas Clinic provides comprehensive medication assisted treatment services to respond to the immediate needs of the opioid dependent population.
The goal is to minimize the effects of disability and illness produced by opiates and other drugs as well as increase independence and healthy behaviors. Texas Clinic also offers a medically supervised withdrawal program (“tapering off”) tailored to fit your needs. In addition to medication management, Texas Clinic provides counseling and referral services to help you adjust to your life changes.
At Texas Clinic, drug treatment addresses the wholistic well-being of each patient. Individually tailored programs draw from the medical, psychological and therapeutic field with the goal of helping the patient achieve and sustain long-term sobriety.
We are committed to the confidentiality of our patients. We have a friendly, caring and experienced staff. Our medical director has over 30 years experience in the treatment of opiate addiction. We have been providing excellent service to the Houston area since 1984.
Vivitrol is the first and only non-addictive, once-monthly, time-released medication that, when combined with counseling, is proven to help prevent relapse to opioid AND alcohol dependence.
For persons who have detoxed from opioids especially after an inpatient hospital stay, the Vivitrol injection helps prevent relapse when take for a period of 3-6 months, and in some case, up to 12 months may be needed based on patient experiences thus far.
Vivitrol blocks opioid receptors in the brain while a client works with the counselor and/or psychiatrist with individualized counseling. There is no withdrawal once Vivitrol is stopped. A client may stop Vivitrol when they feel ready or when their cravings grave diminished.
Many clients have commented on the fact that methadone helps them feel “normal” for the first time in a long while. Methadone is not a cure for addiction.
It must be part of a comprehensive psychosocial program that included a treatment team involving a physician, nurse, and counselor. All of these things together are part of the ideal recovery program.
Methadone, heroin, morphine, and certain prescription pain pills are within a group of drugs known as opioids. These opioids affect the brain’s ability to sense pain, mood changes, and other various emotions. What makes Methadone different are it’s long-acting effects normally 24 hours or more. These effects include inhibiting the craving for other opioids.
The ultimate benefit is staying away from the risks of hepatitis and HIV (when injecting needles). Methadone has been an approved treatment for opioid dependence since the 1960’s.
Suboxone can help stop the misuse of opiates. This treatment along with counseling can be very beneficial.
Buprenorphine can act as both an agonist and antagonist. It binds to the opioid receptors in the brain but only partially binds to these receptors. But it binds enough to stifle cravings and withdrawal from opioids. When all the receptors are occupied with Buprenorphine, opioids have no added effect.
So depending on the dosage of opioids taken, taking more will not help produce the “high” that may be desired. Also, if Buprenorphine is taken too soon after taking opioids, this can cause withdrawal to occur, and that is why it is recommended that a person be free of all opioids before starting on Buprenorphine.
Buprenorphine normally allows a person more flexibility in how often they need to visit the doctor’s office and in scheduling.
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We Focus On You
We help you take control of your life and start fresh, Texas Clinic is here to provide you all the resources needed for a full recovery from alcohol and or opiate addiction.
We Work Together
We will do everything in our power to help you successfully overcome your addictions, but you must fully commit to working with us to help regain the life you deserve.
The Time Is Now
Do not waste time in taking the steps towards recovery. If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol/opiate dependence, it is essential you get the right assistance promptly.
Why Our Care Works
We provide targeted treatment that allows for medication to work alongside counseling to ensure a full recovery. Our medication works to limit withdrawals and prevent relapse.
We Need Your Help.
Many people say that the replacement therapy makes them feel normal for the first time in a long time, however it alone can not alleviate dependence.
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Alcohol and or Opiate addiction can be extremely tough to combat, that’s why our staff creates a custom solution for each patient.
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A simple process is all that’s required to get started in the process of changing your life, contact us now.
We serve you as a part of our family.
Our primary goal is to provide you the services necessary to battle opioid and/or alcohol dependence.
Get back the life you wish to live.
Don’t allow your addiction to hold you back any longer, make the right decision and contact us.
We use wholistic methods.
We know addiction is a disease the affects the whole body, therefore we put overall recovery first.
Making the decision to get help for you or a loved one can be difficult, here are some common questions we get asked prior to clients receiving treatment.
We can book you a quick and easy appointment at any of our offices in the Houston area. Contact us now for more information.
Treatment is individualized and can vary depending on the client, we provide different types of treatment utilizing Vivitrol, Methadone, and Suboxone (Buprenorphine) to help treat opioid and/or alcohol dependence.
You have a chance at getting your job, family life and/ or education back on track. Some people tell us that after they have been in treatment, their loved ones say that they look and talk like they did before they started using drugs or alcohol.