Controlled Substance Policy
- Our providers must follow West End Consultation Group maximum dosing guidelines for controlled medications used to treat anxiety, ADHD, and insomnia.
- Patients being prescribed controlled substances agree to the possibility of being required to do random toxicology screens in order to get prescriptions of controlled substances.
- Our prescribers may request medical records from recent prescribers before prescribing any psychiatric medications
- Our providers do not prescribe pain medication or medical cannabis
- If you are taking narcotic pain medication, medical cannabis, or are abusing drugs or alcohol our providers may not prescribe controlled medications to you.
- No controlled substance medications will be prescribed without an in person appointment with a prescriber.
- Taking the controlled substance other than how it is prescribed is grounds for termination of care
- Positive toxicology screens is grounds for termination of care
Suboxone is a very effective treatment for people with opioid dependency. Suboxone is buprenorphine/naloxone which is an opioid partial agonist and is strictly regulated by the Federal Government and the DEA. West End Consultation Group takes seriously its obligation to follow the Federal regulations regarding prescribing Suboxone. In order for the practice to stay in compliance with the DEA and Federal Government regarding prescribing Suboxone, Suboxone patients at West End Consultation have an obligation to follow the treatment recommendations from their provider prescribing their Suboxone. Failure of patients to follow the treatment recommendations of their prescriber regarding their Suboxone prescription may jeopardize the Suboxone prescribing privileges of the practice, and is grounds for termination from the practice. It is the obligation of the practice, the provider, and the patient to stay in compliance with the DEA regarding prescribing and use of Suboxone for medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence
One of your obligations as a patient receiving Suboxone prescriptions at the practice is to make your follow-up appointments within the time frame recommended by your Suboxone prescriber. Making your follow-up appointment immediately at the end of your appointment with your provider, or within a few days after your appointment, will insure that you will have a follow-up appointment within the time recommended by your Suboxone provider. Waiting until you are out, or almost out, of your Suboxone before attempting to make a follow-up appointment, risks the possibility that there will not be an appointment available for you at the time your provider recommended for your follow-up appointment, which may risk getting an appointment and a Suboxone prescription before running out of your current Suboxone prescription. Failure to make and attend an appointment before your Suboxone prescription runs out is cause for termination from the practice.