World-class addiction treatment, right here at home.

Compass provides medication-assisted treatment for addiction and dependency

Addiction is a disease that manifests itself through behavior, rather than a psychological disorder or character flaw. It can be defined as compulsive, “out-of-control” drug use despite negative consequences. An addictive drug is one which is both rewarding and reinforcing. This enforcement and the associated lifestyle is deemed to have monopolized the behavioral repertoire of user.

Substance use has become the predominant coping response to meeting life’s challenges. Consequently, individuals with a substance use disorder cannot stop using because they lack the skills needed to cope with these challenges. The key to initiating and sustaining abstinence – that is, preventing relapse – is to develop a range of skills to cope with anticipated and potentially unforeseen challenges. As people accumulate successful recovery experiences, their confidence or self-efficacy in solving life’s problems without substances increases, thereby making it increasingly more likely that they will choose to avoid or be able to cope with high-risk situations.

➔ Rehabilitation involves rebuilding an enslaved person…and those people experiencing a drug problem are not to be placed in a separate class of citizen.

The 5 “C”s of Addiction

Compulsive use
loss of Control
Continued use despite negative Consequences
Cravings
Chronic maladaptive behaviors

OPIOID DEPENDENCE

  • buprenorphine + naloxone orally (by mouth)
    (Suboxone®️, Zubsolv®️, Bunavail®️)
  • buprenorphine orally
    (Subutex®️)
  • buprenorphine monthly injection (under skin)
    (Sublocade®️)
  • naltrexone monthly injection (into muscle)
    (Vivitrol®️)

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ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE

  • disulfiram
    (Antabuse®️)
  • acamprosate
    (Campral®️)
  • naltrexone
    monthly injection (into muscle) (Vivitrol®️), daily oral (Revia®️)
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NICOTINE DEPENDENCE

  • nicotine replacement therapy
    (nasal spray, patch, inhaler, lozenge, gum)
  • bupropion
    (Wellbutrin®️, Zyban®️)
  • varenicline
    (Chantix®️)

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Additional Compass Services

Specific programs for pregnant patients

Specific programs for adolescents and young adults (16 years old and up)

Workplace drug testing and fitness for duty clearance

Counseling (individual, group, intensive outpatient)

Targeted case management to ensure basic needs of the patient are met

Meet Our Program Director and Senior Clinician

Dr. Bibb attended the University of Louisville for undergraduate studies in Biology and Geography (1986-89), advanced to the University of Louisville School of Medicine (1990-94), then completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics once again at the University of Louisville School of Medicine (1994-98), becoming board certified in both specialties. He then returned home to central Kentucky to practice primary care medicine (1998-2013) before finally entering the practice of Addiction Medicine (2013-present) for which he is board certified as well.

Dr. Bibb is personally available for

  • FREE speaking engagements (public or private) no matter the audience size
  • Service as an expert witness (educating, non-testifying)
  • Consultation for the professional medical community as well as the community at large
“Addiction is a disease that manifests itself through behavior, rather than a character flaw. It can be defined as compulsive, “out of control” drug use despite negative consequences (see the 5 “C’s” of Addiction). An addictive drug is one which is both rewarding and reinforcing. This reinforcement and the associated lifestyle “required” to maintain a steady supply of the drug(s) are deemed to have assumed control over the behavioral inventory of the ‘user’”.
Once substance use (or dependency) has progressed to the point of abuse (or addiction), it has become the predominant coping response to meeting life’s challenges. Consequently, individuals with a substance use disorder cannot stop using because they lack the skills needed to cope with these challenges. The key to initiating and sustaining abstinence – that is, preventing relapse – is to develop a range of skills to cope with anticipated and potentially unforeseen challenges. As people accumulate successful recovery experiences, their confidence (or self-efficacy) in solving life’s problems without substances increases, thereby making it increasingly more likely that they will choose to avoid or be able to cope with “high-risk” situations.”

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