Suboxone Clinic in East Knoxville TN | Cedar Recovery Opioid Addiction Treatment Center

January 22, 2024

Welcome to Cedar Recovery’s outpatient opioid addiction treatment center and suboxone clinic in East Knoxville TN. We proudly serve Knox County and the surrounding areas.

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At Cedar Recovery Knoxville East, our approach is all about using proven methods to help people beat addiction. We combine medication-assisted treatment, with medications like suboxone, and therapy to make sure everyone gets the care they need. Cedar Recovery’s main goal is to fight the opioid crisis and help people feel better so they can get better and stay better. Cedar Recovery takes care of addiction from every angle, so people can have a healthier and happier life.

Understanding Suboxone Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a comprehensive strategy for combating opioid use disorder, merging medications like Suboxone (buprenorphine) with behavioral therapies. MAT acknowledges that addiction alters the brain's biochemistry, making it challenging to quit opioids abruptly. It is grounded in evidence and provides a more feasible path to recovery than attempting to quit suddenly. Suboxone blocks opioid receptors in the brain, diminishing cravings and preventing a "high" from opioids, aiding in the management of withdrawal symptoms. MAT combines medication with therapy, addressing past trauma, and enhancing treatment effectiveness, making it a valuable approach for sustainable recovery.

Why Choose Our Knoxville East Clinic?

Begin the journey of recovery at Cedar Recovery's Addiction Treatment Center in East Knoxville. Our office provides a welcoming environment that prioritizes comfort and well-being. This judgment-free space is designed to support individuals on their unique paths to recovery. Conveniently situated, our Knoxville East clinic is staffed with compassionate professionals dedicated to guiding and supporting individuals as they navigate towards a brighter and healthier future.

Meet the Knoxville East Team

  • Medical Director - James Harrison, MD, FASAM
  • Office Coordinator - Judy Donaldson
  • Patient Care Coordinator: Tammy Spencer
  • Clinically Certified Medical Assistant - Shaina Johnson
  • Lead Therapist - Sonya Holder, MSSW, LCSW
  • Physician Assistant - Carl Rasmussen, BSED, BSN
  • Physician Assistant - Katherine McCrotty, MPAS, PA-C

Dr. Harrison tells every patient: "Anyone can prescribe you medication; we want to give you help. Those are two different things."

Getting Started: Your First Visit

When you arrive at our facility, our welcoming staff will greet you. During your initial appointment, you'll complete a brief form, so bring your insurance details and photo ID along. Depending on your insurance, an initial payment may be necessary. Next, you'll meet with a licensed therapist for an hour-long assessment where you'll discuss your history and goals. Following that, an addiction-trained medical provider will review your medical and substance use history to determine the best treatment plan. If medication is recommended, a prescription will be sent to a nearby pharmacy. You'll typically start with weekly appointments, scheduled by our admin team for your convenience.

Clinic Address

8712 Asheville Hwy

Knoxville, TN 37924


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Start the journey towards a brighter, addiction-free future with Cedar Recovery’s Clinic in East Knoxville. No one has to face this battle alone. Visit us today, addiction is treatable, treatment works, people recover.

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