The BioCorRx Story and Values
Alcohol abuse has plagued every civilization in history. This disease knows no cultural, physical, or socio-economic boundaries. There exists no individual who has not been affected, in some way, by addiction in a family member, colleague, or loved one. Alcohol abuse costs the United States over $225 billion a year, costlier than obesity and cancer. Opiate addiction has always been a nagging problem, but has historically been primarily isolated to the inner-city ‘junkie’ population. The landscape has changed dramatically, as this country finds itself in a hyper-acute opiate abuse crisis due to the massive surge in prescription drug addictions. Countless individuals, many of privileged backgrounds, suffer from the firm and unrelenting grasp of opiate dependence. More individuals die in the United States from prescription drug overdose than die from car accidents and gun violence.
Addiction is clearly recognized as a chronic and progressive disease of brain circuitry. The path toward addiction is multifactorial and complex. The treatment is equally complicated. Addiction results from a convergence of many intrinsic as well as environmental factors. There is clearly a strong genetic predisposition. Regardless, the result is a chronic disease of hyper-focus and seeking, with a loss of meaningful impulse control and judgment. It is a disease that has an obvious psychosocial, behavioral, and emotional component as well as an intense physical and physiological component. All aspects of this disease must be addressed in order to have a meaningful chance at recovery.
Since its inception, treatment of addiction has only focused on treating the psychological and behavioral causes and symptoms of the disease process. Therefore, rates of successful recovery are abysmally low and for many, struggles with addictions seem to be an endless revolving door. Why is this? It is because we have failed to provide scientific, comprehensive treatment alternatives that address both psychosocial and the physiologic/physical aspect of the disease. What is the extent of most individual’s treatment for this chronic disease (a chronic disease no different than hypertension, asthma or diabetes)? The treatment for most is no more than simply a referral to AA. Moreover, if the problem is recognized as more significant, one may be sequestered somewhere for 30 days, and then receive a referral to AA upon discharge. AA and many similar programs are wonderful organizations that have benefited countless individuals.
However, these programs for the most part are support groups, and should not be confused with addiction treatment programs. Most individuals are unsuccessful with psychosocial support alone and this is understandable as we now accept addiction as a chronic disease of the brain. Like all chronic diseases, superior outcomes are a result of behavioral modification and medications. In the case of addiction, the main obstacle and culprit of unsuccessful attempts at accomplishing sobriety is the uncontrollable cravings. Medications to eliminate or diminish these cravings drastically improve successful outcomes.
The cornerstone of the BioCorRx Recovery Program treatment is long lasting naltrexone therapy in the form of a subcutaneously placed implant. Naltrexone is a non-addictive opioid antagonist that eliminates or significantly reduces physical cravings and negates the pleasurable effects of drinking or using opiates. By liberating the individual from the compulsions to drink or use during that very critical first 6 months of recovery the patient can focus on the behavioral modifications required for lasting durable sobriety.
What makes the BioCorRx® Recovery Program unique from conventional programs? The program aims to provide a thoroughly comprehensive treatment plan for every patient, offering patients a meaningful chance at successful recovery in the outpatient setting. In addition to intensive counseling and psychosocial support, evidence based and scientific methods are applied to reduce the intrusive and unrelenting cravings that ensnarl most patients and render them powerless.
Naltrexone is a safe and effective medication that has been FDA approved, in the pill form, since 1984 for opioid abuse and 1995 for alcoholism. It has been dramatically underutilized for a variety of reasons. Primarily, the medical community, and society in general, have always considered abuse as simply a lack of willpower or a weakness of spirit. Beyond treatment of the physical withdrawal, the medical community has limited knowledge of addiction treatment modalities. The extent of treatment has been support group, or in some cases, referral to a therapist. Anti-craving medication is hardly ever considered, because until recently, most people, including physicians, have not understood addiction as a chronic disease process. Another obstacle to anti-craving medications, such as naltrexone in gaining a foothold in recovery is that until recently it has only been available in the pill form. It is simple to understand that the nature of the disease of addiction renders the suffering individual virtually incapable of daily medicine compliance.
The search for a long lasting form of naltrexone, that removed the impossible variable of patient compliance, took shape in Australia in the 1990’s. Naltrexone implants were developed to deliver a long lasting, steady dose of the medication to diminish the obsessive cravings during the critical early months of recovery. Over the years, naltrexone implant technology evolved, and in 2010, an American company, Fresh Start Private U.S., retained the rights to distribute an implant created by Dr. James Rowe in Australia. That implant formula is now owned by Trinity Rx Solutions based in the U.S. and Fresh Start Private (now BioCorRx Inc.) acquired the worldwide rights to the implant from Trinity (with the exception of Australia and New Zealand.)
Over the past years, the medical community and society in general has arrived at a better understanding of addiction and recognizes the required model of comprehensive treatment for this chronic disease. The BioCorRx Recovery Program is poised to fill a massive void as a reliable treatment option for tens of millions of Americans. Offering a thorough, consistent, comprehensive, medical approach to alcohol and opiate abuse will be the new paradigm in addiction treatment. BioCorRx and the BioCorRx Recovery Program are positioned to be the pioneer of a new and effective treatment option.
BioCorRx® strives to provide a sound, science based, comprehensive, outpatient recovery program for any individual requiring treatment. Throughout the history of addiction, recovery programs have been solely focused on the psychological and spiritual aspects of treatment and a desperate void has existed to provide a medically based, comprehensive approach to address the critical reason why so many addicts are unsuccessful at accomplishing sobriety: the physical cravings. BioCorRx has developed a reproducible approach to offer a proven, cost-effective, outpatient model to meet the demand of the millions of individuals suffering with this chronic disease.
The image and reputation of BioCorRx, as well as the professionalism in our interactions and excellence in our efforts, are exceedingly important. The BioCorRx management team actively cultivates an environment in which loyalty, integrity, honesty and mutual cooperation are standard values in dealings with principals, staff, patients, families, and physicians.
BioCorRx® will become the world leader in chemical dependency treatment by providing healthcare professionals with the most updated and effective tools and treatment programs available, always focusing on a total commitment to quality, ethics, and service.
The Mission of the BioCorRx Recovery Program is to support a committed, comfortable, compassionate, individualized, and science-based treatment for every program patient of his or her disease. With a firm dedication to ensure a thoroughly comprehensive recovery program, the BioCorRx Recovery Program aims to optimize each individual patient’s chance of achieving a healthy, happy, and productive drug and alcohol-free life.
A Company That Changes Lives
BioCorRx® is a leading edge healthcare solutions company focused on improving the lives of those struggling with alcohol and opioid addiction. Designed to treat alcoholism and certain opioid addictions, the BioCorRx® Recovery Program is used by a network of independently owned and operated treatment centers located throughout the United States. The program consists of a proprietary long-lasting implant of the FDA approved medication, naltrexone, which is proven to substantially reduce cravings for drugs and alcohol. It’s a high-quality, comprehensive and cost- effective recovery program built on a strong foundation of experience and practice, allowing for an improved quality of life for recovering addicts.
What Makes the BioCorRx® Recovery Program Different?
Our innovative, non-addictive, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program, uses a two-pronged approach that addresses the underlying physical and behavioral issues of alcohol and opioid addiction. Studies have shown that long-term success is more likely when intensive counseling is paired with specific medications such as Naltrexone, that reduce the urge to use.
Our two-pronged approach includes:
- A highly effective, proprietary implant formulation of the FDA-approved medication, naltrexone, for which we hold the worldwide rights (except in Australia and New Zealand).
- A proprietary modular counseling program that is tailored specifically to help those afflicted with addiction and prepares them for a life without their desired substance.
This approach of medication plus tailored support typically results in lower patient drop-out rates due to reduced cravings for a longer period of time since the medication is delivered automatically. The program can be done very discreetly on an outpatient basis with virtually no major disruptions from daily life.
Medication-Assisted Treatment: Uncommon Sense & Success
The BioCorRx® Recovery Program is a non-addictive, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program used to treat both alcohol and opioid addictions. Our revolutionary program combines a proprietary compounded naltrexone implant with a structured, proprietary counseling program. Naltrexone is proven to reduce cravings for alcohol and some drugs. For those seeking help with addiction, please visit www.BeatAddiction.com to learn more details about the program and how to find a provider near you.
What Makes Us Different?
Our program stands out because it addresses five critical components for addiction treatment:
- Medication plus tailored support
- Lower patient drop-out rates due to reduced cravings
- Higher compliance rates because medication delivered automatically
- Discreet outpatient treatment
- Little to no disruption of daily life
BioCorRx® Recovery Program Approach to Addiction
The BioCorRx® Recovery Program was designed for people who have tried quitting drinking or abusing drugs in past and have failed each and every time. Before finding this program, many patients have attempted a variety of different methods to end their additions, including: willpower approaches, detox, various rehab centers, outpatient recovery centers, therapy, psychiatrists, 12-step programs, group therapies, and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, despite their best and wholehearted efforts, they never seem to be able to overcome their addictions and quite abusing drugs and alcohol. The reason their recovery is never successful is because addiction is a chronic brain disease, with major underlying physiological factors that often go untouched by conventional addiction treatment programs.
In contrast, the BioCorRx® Recovery Program offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging, science based approach to overcoming addiction. The program utilizes a highly effective and innovative medical implant, Naltrexone, to significantly reduce or eliminate the brain’s persistent cravings for more drugs or alcohol. As a safe and biodegradable implant, patients do not need to worry about accidentally forgetting to take a pill or a shot, and thus making them dangerously susceptible to relapse. Once the patient is free from the bonds of cravings and unmitigated desire to use or drink alcohol, they can participate in the counseling they need to confront their underlying psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs, so they can once and for all attain life-long sobriety.
BioCorRx Inc. is an addiction treatment company offering a unique approach to the treatment of substance abuse addiction. The BioCorRx® Recovery Program, a non-addictive, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program, consists of two main components. The first component of the program consists of an outpatient implant procedure performed by a licensed physician. The implant delivers the non-addictive medicine, naltrexone, an opioid antagonist that can significantly reduce physical cravings for alcohol and opioids. The second component of the program developed by BioCorRx Inc. is a one-on-one proprietary counseling program specifically tailored for the treatment of alcoholism and other substance abuse addictions for those receiving long-term naltrexone treatment. Additionally, we have expanded the support structure to include 12 months of a peer-support system utilizing trained recovery specialists. The company is also developing a patent pending injectable form of naltrexone.
2390 E. Orangewood Ave., Suite 575
Anaheim, CA 92806
Industry: Health Care Providers
NAICS: All Other Outpatient Care Centers (621498)
SIC: Specialty Outpatient Facilities, Not Elsewhere Classified (8093)
BioCorRx Program Introduction
Before moving into the approach to treatment, let’s first get a clear idea of how BioCorRx views the phenomena of Addiction/Alcoholism in its most general form:
With this understanding, we can now move on to the specifics…
The BioCorRx Approach
The BioCorRx® Recovery Program is a comprehensive Outpatient Treatment using non-addictive Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). The MAT concept is explained in depth in later sections.
The two dynamics of the program are:
1) Medicine: A revolutionary Naltrexone implant
2) Multi-phase Outpatient Treatment: Cognitive/behavioral therapy, solution-oriented counseling, and 24/7 remote Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) care
Typically completed within 90-180 days, the therapy/counseling dynamic of the program blends within the framework of your everyday life and is followed by 12 months of peer-support (RSS) after care for a total of 18 months.
This cutting-edge, proven, and effective treatment modality is available to consumers via select independent practitioners.
The BioCorRx Program
“The comprehensive BioCorRx® Recovery Program blends aggressive medical management in the form of a minimally invasive procedure, involving the subcutaneous insertion of specially compounded implants (pellets) which contain the FDA approved medication naltrexone, combined with customized, structured, and focused one-on-one medication-assisted treatment counseling sessions, specific to naltrexone treatment.
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist that removes the “pleasure feelings” in the brain that respond to opioids and alcohol when consumed. Once implanted just beneath the skin in the lower abdominal area, the completely biodegradable naltrexone implant slowly releases the drug into the body over several months and eliminates or significantly reduces the cravings for drugs and alcohol in most people. It can also block the effects of some drugs. Program participants have reported minimal to no physical discomfort during the procedure. The procedure requires only local anesthetic and typically takes less than 20-30 minutes to perform.
More importantly, within hours of receiving the naltrexone implant, participants have reported feeling complete freedom from drug and alcohol cravings. Many have reported returning to work the same day.
Depending on the treating physician, participants may typically return weekly for 5-6 weeks for follow-up well checks/incision inspection. Some consumers may require longer term medical care depending on individual situations.
Next, BioCorRx® developed a 16-session counseling program identifying 35 key areas essential to early treatment in Substance Use Disorders. Delivered through comprehensive modules, these 35 key concepts include specific instructions which address often unidentified key components essential to behavioral change in Substance Use Disorders. Written by addiction experts with decades of combined experience, the program is specifically for use with those being treating with sustained released naltrexone. Credentialed addiction counselors meet certain criteria before they are trained and certified in the BioCorRx® Counseling Program. Participants generally complete their 16 counseling sessions within 90 days of receiving the implant.
Additionally, BioCorRx® has expanded the support structure to include 12 months of a peer-support system utilizing trained recovery specialists usually matched to the consumer based on age, gender, etc. Typically, soon after the counseling modules begin, the patient is ready to enter the Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) portion of the program. This support segment, when implemented, includes very convenient weekly or bi-monthly interaction via telephone for over 12 months. In most cases, there is a period of overlap with counseling and RSS care occurring simultaneously.
This combined approach results in a comprehensive recovery program designed to pro-actively support the recovering individual’s journey for around 18 months (assuming completion of aftercare program).”
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) and their 2006 ‘COMBINE’ study – (Combining Medications and Behavioral Interventions for Alcoholism) – the best outcomes in naltrexone therapy are a result of receiving naltrexone along with sixteen weeks of outpatient behavioral-modification counseling.
The BioCorRx® Recovery Program, in compliance with NIAAA and HHS guidelines, has expanded on this cutting-edge concept.
What makes BioCorRx superior?
Unlike most traditional recovery programs which invest the first 30-90 treatment days in assisting a patient to deal with the physical cravings of addiction, BioCorRx® Program participants are typically absent the physical cravings on day one, and thus can focus clearly without distraction on the information, concepts, change, and education presented in the 16 session counseling program to learn and implement unrealized coping strategies and healthy behaviors.
The implant used in the BioCorRx® Program tends to last longer than others available in the U.S. as evidenced by clinical outcomes (time lengths vary depending on the individual).
Other naltrexone implant providers tend to simply perform the procedure and do not include a structured naltrexone early-recovery focused counseling program. Those that do include programs tend to offer life coaching only referring patients to outside centers with no continuity of care or follow-up.
No other recovery programs of which we are aware provide 16-20 sessions of MAT counseling, 12 months of unlimited Recovery Support via certified Peer Support Specialists and 24/7 Sobriety Coaching (from Day 1).