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OK,  so my fees for individual treatment vary, depends on what we are doing.   


Patients who are on Suboxone treatment for Opioid Use Disorder pay $250 for their first visit, which is usually accomplished within 90 minutes, and then they have to come back every month and the fee is $150/month.   The monthly visits are around 45 minutes long and the fee includes the Urine Drug Test, and a Urine specimen is required at every visit.    Some people prefer to come more often, such as every 3 weeks, every 2 weeks, or every 10 days or so, and this can vary depending on "what's going on in their lives at that time."      


Patients who come for Alcohol Use Disorder treatment pay $150 per visit, and most visits are about 45 minutes.   Most patients are prescribed medications, although some choose to work without medications.     Some AUD patients only come 1-3 times, and try out medication-assisted treatment for AUD, and the meds either help or they don't,      Some AUD patients such as persons with AUD with dependence, severe, prefer to come back every 1-2 weeks during challenging times such as after hospitalizations when they are re-learning how to live in the community sober.   


Patients with PTSD or challenging relationships not uncommonly ask to be seen every 2 weeks or so they can keep their learning going.     


Anytime a patient requests my professional time additional to the above, is charged at the $150 hourly rate.    In the past, this has included  Holiday Weekend Assistance x 2 hours (including texting),  A special appointment with girlfriend x 2 hours,  a 5 hour Private Seminar on Alcohol Use Treatment, Etc.    


So that will give you some idea of my average charges.   I do not accept insurance, but I do give patients summary statements which they can send in to their insurance carriers, and some may give reimbursement.  



Addiction Treatment and Psychotherapy in Saratoga Springs, NY


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