Opioids — Heroin, Painkillers

If opioids, including heroin, painkillers like oxycodone, or both have become a problem for you, STARS may be able to help. Participation in our treatment research studies for Opioid Use Disorder is completely voluntary, free, and confidential.

As a research participant enrolled in one of our opioid addiction treatment studies, you can expect your treatment at our clinic to include any or all of the following:

Some of our opioid treatment studies include a carefully controlled outpatient detoxification with medications such a buprenorphine, naltrexone, and Vivitrol (an injectable form of naltrexone).This can involve daily visits to our clinic over the course of a week or so. Our medical staff will guide you throughout the process, and help you follow up with treatment and monitoring afterwards.

Our medical team of board-certified addiction psychiatrists and trained nurse practitioners may provide medication for you to take regularly over the course of the study.In addition, they may meet with you regularly to assess your safety and well-being, your physical and mental health, and your progress in treating your opioid use disorder.

Our treatment research team includes psychologists, licensed social workers, trained counselors, and other mental health professionals. As part of your treatment, you may be offered private, one-on-one weekly therapy with one of our therapists.

Our trained research staff will assess your vital signs, periodically
collect blood and urine samples, and obtain electrocardiograms (EKGs) and other assessments for review by physicians.

We will work with you to ensure that you have proper referrals to continue treatment after leaving our care at the end of our treatment studies.

Participation in our research studies is completely voluntary, free, and confidential. In addition, you may also be reimbursed each visit for time and travel.


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