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Why Focus?

It is impossible to battle addiction in isolation, people are not
intended to live in isolation or to struggle with life's challenges in isolation. Whether you are fresh out of rehab or you have recently made a solemn vow to quit - alcohol, opioids, pills, etc. - you need someone to fight with you.
Fighting addiction can be confusing, overwhelming and scary. Nothing about it
is easy. It is a lot like leaving the hospital for the first time with a baby. You have a
sense of immense responsibility and know that, no matter your best intentions,
you will make mistakes and need a lot of help along the way.

Very Affordable

Treatment at Focus Medical Group is both comprehensive and affordable. Payment from the patient participating in treatment is expected at the time of the appointment. The medications are covered by most insurance plans, as well as Medicare and Medicaid.

Please call 205-545-7710 for more details regarding cost and for questions about treatment with Buprenorphine/Naloxone products.

What is Buprenorphine/Naloxone Medications?

Buprenorphine/Naloxone products are medications used as an adjunct to treat individuals with opioid addiction, with the intent of improving treatment outcomes. This medicine is not the treatment for the disease of addiction, but rather decreases relapse rates and improved cognitive function so treatment can be more effective. Without Buprenorphine/ Naloxone, brain recovery can take up to a year for most function to return, and 3-5 years for the brain to completely recover.
Buprenorphine/Naloxone medications limit the symptoms of physical withdrawal, stops the psychological cravings and “normalizes” brain function. These effects result in markedly decreased relapse rates so individuals can productively participate in counseling, 12-step programs and other psychosocial treatments to get their disease into remission. Because it also acts as a blocker, patients cannot get high on opioids while taking as prescribed.
Buprenorphine/Naloxone medications include Suboxone, Zubsolv, and a generic Buprenorphine/Naloxone tablet.

A Growing Crisis

The last decade has seen a new culprit leading the pack of mood altering substances- opioid narcotics. There has been a sharp and dramatic rise in the misuse of both prescription and illicit opiates for the last 10 years. “Opiates” include Heroin and the following painkillers, Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Percocet, Roxicet, Methadone, Opana, Hydrocodone, OxyContin, and Oxycodone. Accidental overdoses from opiates is the leading cause of death in 18-25 year olds, more than motor vehicle deaths and deicides combined. In all age groups, accidental overdoses account for more deaths than motor vehicle deaths. Alabama is in the top ten of the use of opiates per resident.

Focus Medical Group

Is now offering counseling services in house through
Unbound Grace.

Why do we provide counseling?

• Because we honestly care about you and your wellness.

• Counseling along with medical treatment can increase your chances of wellness by almost 75%.

• Everybody needs counseling — Or at least everybody that knows they are not perfect and deal with real-life people and real-life problems. 

Here’s an illustration that reminds us why we need counseling: 

People trapped in addiction are like wolves being hunted by Eskimos. First, the Eskimo coats his knife blade with animal blood and allows it to freeze. Then he adds another layer of blood, and another, until the blade is completely concealed by frozen blood. Next, the hunter fixes his knife in the ground with the blade up. When a wolf follows his sensitive nose to the source of the scent and discovers the bait, he licks it, tasting the fresh frozen blood. He begins to lick faster, more and more vigorously, lapping the blade until the keen edge is bare. Feverishly now, harder and harder the wolf licks the blade in the arctic night. So great becomes his craving for blood that the wolf does not notice the razorsharp sting of the naked blade on his own tongue, nor does he recognize the instant at which his insatiable thirst is being satisfied by his OWN warm blood. His carnivorous appetite just craves more—until the dawn finds him dead in the snow!

Our counselor knows the insatiable cravings of addiction from personal experience and is here to listen to your story and talk about life in recovery.

Susan's Story

Susan is a college educated, single mom of two boys from a supportive family. She began experimenting with alcohol at age 15, using OxyContin at by 21, and was addicted to Heroin by age 24. Her disease quickly led her to places she never thought she would go- loss of custody of children, stealing, totaling vehicles, living on the run, lying and using drugs during pregnancy. Her life spiraled out of control for nearly 10 years, damaging all of her family relationships, her friendships, her job, and her health.

After repeated failures in other programs that don’t use Buprenorphine, and facing termination of parental rights, Susan began participation in treatment using Suboxone. She was “sick and tired of being sick and tired”. Susan began treatment with Suboxone in combination with psychosocial counseling and education. The use of Suboxone as part of her treatment changed everything about her recovery. She was able to concentrate, learn about her disease, successfully overcome her cravings and feel better. Susan was no longer completely preoccupied with using drugs. Today, Susan has completed residential treatment and is participating in outpatient. She is employed, she keeps her commitments, she is active in a 12-step program, owns a car, has money in the bank, and perhaps most importantly, is on track to regain custody of her children soon. She is working on earning the trust of her family and friends, and day by day, with the appropriate resources, she is living a life of gratitude and recovery. 

Focus Medical Group:
Compassionate, Caring and Comprehensive
Who are we?
Who we are not:
Everyone’s story is different and wrought with difficulties.
Warren Buffett, said, “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone
planted a tree a long time ago.”
You fix what you can fix and you let the rest go. If there ain't nothin to be done
about it it ain’t even a problem. It's just a aggravation.


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Birmingham, AL 35226

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