NERC’s family counseling provides the family members of those in treatment with information about substance abuse and the recovery process, as well as serves as an outlet to voice their concerns.
Individual counseling helps you achieve your greatest wellness by exploring your goals and concerns in a comfortable, private, and non-judgmental setting. Counselors strive to understand you…
IOP programs are an exhaustive approach to recovery that still allow the patient to maintain a normal work or school schedule while also being fiercely committed to his or her recovery and…
YES. Research and clinical study, particularly the ongoing work at Rockefeller University, has demonstrated the unequivocal medical safety of long-term methadone; there are no serious adverse effects, no harmful medication interactions, and it is safe for pregnant women.
NO. When taken as prescribed, long-term administration of methadone causes no adverse effects to the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, blood, bones, brain, or other vital body organs. Side effects such as constipation, water retention, drowsiness, skin rash, excessive sweating and reported change in sexual drive may or may not occur in the initial stages of treatment. These symptoms generally subside or disappear as methadone dosage is adjusted and stabilized, or when simple medical interventions are initiated.
NO. Methadone is not a substitute for opioids or any other short-acting opioid, and does not affect individuals in the same way. Methadone does not create a pleasurable or euphoric feeling; rather it relieves physiological opioid craving and is generally chosen by opioid-dependent individuals. Opioid addiction can be compared to other chronic diseases like diabetes. Methadone for the Opiate-addicted person is like insulin for the diabetic. Addiction doesn’t go away on its own, and only gets worse without proper treatment.
NO. Methadone has no adverse effects on intelligence, mental capability, or employability. Methadone treated patients are comparable to non-patients in reaction time, in ability to learn, focus, and make complex judgments. Methadone treated patients do well in a wide array of vocational endeavors, including professional positions, service occupations, and skilled, technical and support jobs. One recent study tested methadone patient’s cognition, perceptual and motor functioning, reaction time, and attentional function, as well as performance of automobile driving behavior. It was concluded, confirming pervious findings, that methadone does not impair functional capacity.
We retain 93.5% of our patients. That reflects the trust that we have been given by growing number of patients.
Increase the total percentage of patients abstaining from substance abuse from 6.9% to 49%.
We have increased total percentage of patients who are now employed from 28.4% to 48%.
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Executive Director of NERC, Ebenezer A. Kolade M.D., FASAM
Addiction Medicine Specialist
Ebenezer A. Kolade M.D., FASAM is the CEO and President of New Era Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Ebenezer Kolade is a Board Certified Internist, Board Certified Addictionist, and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM). Dr. Kolade obtained his medical degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and his Post Doctoral training at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York where he started the practice of Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine as an attendant in 1992. Dr. Kolade was the Medical Director of the Inpatient Detoxification Center at St. Barnabas Hospital prior to founding New Era Rehabilitation Center, Inc. He has been practicing medicine for more than thirty-one years and addiction medicine for over twenty years.
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