Post by frustratedinnwa on Aug 3, 2018 16:08:02 GMT -5
Are there any doctors in NWA (northwest Arkansas) that will prescribe Naltrexone in pill form as part of TSM? We've been to 3 physicians and a counselling/treatment group with zero luck. The 3 docs flat out said no because "that's for heroin addicts" and refused to even look into any of the information I gave them. The psychiatrist said he couldn't be bothered to do the research (mind you this is a doctor at an addiction treatment group!) I'm at my last hope before having to buy it from a sketchy online resource at exorbitant cost. Our insurance covers Naltrexone specifically for the treatment of alcohol use disorder, so...
Welcome to OSL, Frustratedinnwa! That's a shame you're running into so much ignorance, but I can't say I'm all that surprised.
Most TSM docs don't take insurance, so you may have to file with the insurance company yourself. Generally speaking, you'll save far more than the cost of the treatment on alcohol, if that has any appeal.
It looks like nobody is offering Telehealth for Arkansas, but there are a couple of brick and mortar TSM docs listed for Tulsa if that helps.
Check around the forum here. There are some online resources that are quite reliable. Over 40% of the generics sold in the US today are made offshore so you are as likely to get a foreign brand at your local CVS as you are online.
I'm in Arkansas too. Central Arkansas. I have an appointment January 17 in Tulsa which is 5 hours away. That means taking a day off of work and explaining this to my family. Not to mention there is no guarantee I'll get what I go there for. The clinic is for pain management and seems to be focused on people with opiod addiction. I'm not optimistic. I have not been able to talk to anyone there. The appointment was made online and I can't get anyone on the phone.
They won't answer the phone and you're going to take off work and drive 5 hours? I think you might need to take a hard look at whether some established prejudices are leading you to overlook a reasonable solution. There are some very reliable online resources mentioned on this forum that I and many others here have used. Sounds like they are not as sketchy as the on the ground resources in NWA.
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