Project Description

A Valuable Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Resource

As part of our full suite of addiction support services, CARMAhealth provides safe, effective and professionally guided medication-assisted treatment to eligible patients. Medication-assisted treatment is the use of certain FDA-approved medications to treat opioid use disorder. When combined with other elements of treatment such as behavioral rehab and counseling, these medications can be incredibly effective in helping to curtail long-term cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Under the supervision of an experienced and qualified medical professional, eligible patients have the option of taking this drugs as part of a comprehensive treatment approach. Our providers are licensed and trained to responsibly manage buprenorphine (Suboxone) and naltrexone (Vivitrol) therapy.

  • Vivitrol® (Monthly Injectable Naltrexone)
  • Suboxone® (Buprenorphine and Naloxone)

Effectiveness of Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment has proven to be an effective element of opioid use disorder care. Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that Vivitrol and Suboxone are similarly effective in treating opioid use disorder. However, because naltrexone requires full detoxification, initiating treatment among active is often more difficult with this medication.

Medication-assisted therapy works by providing a lower dose of approved opioid-based drugs to repair neuropathways, allowing patients’ brains to heal while they work toward recovery. CARMAhealth provides a comprehensive medical assessment to ensure that patients are safe and eligible candidates for the therapy. The Suboxone and Vivitrol administration process is overseen and gradually curtailed under the guidance of the prescribing medical professional until the drug is no longer needed.




Monday – Friday 8:00 – 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Austin: 512-212-4670

Florida: 754-800-6301


  • Central Austin Office
    630 West 34th Street Suite 301
    Austin, TX 78705
  • Dripping Springs Office
    13830 Sawyer Ranch Road Suite 301
    Dripping Springs, TX 78620
  • Pompano Beach Office
    150 E. Sample Road, Suite 320
    Pompano Beach, FL 33064


CARMAhealth offers medical care for addiction guided by experienced, qualified and compassionate professionals, from our medical leadership to our doctors and therapists.

Carlos Tirado
Carlos TiradoFounder and CMO
Dr. Tirado’s clinical expertise in addiction treatment and different systems of care has directly informed the fabric of our program, and ensured quality care for all of our patients.
David Kramer
David KramerMedical Director
Dr. Kramer is board certified in General Psychiatry and has worked extensively in the Addiction Psychiatry field for over 20 years. His leadership and guidance have helped CARMAhealth grow.
Steven Powell
Steven PowellMedical Director
Dr. Steven Powell is board certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Texas Academy of Family Physicians. His expertise has helped shape CARMAhealth.

Hear What Our Patients Say

Perhaps the best way to effectively illustrate the quality and scope of our care services is to offer testimony from those who have directly benefited from them. Below are some comments from past CARMAhealth patients on Google and Facebook.

This place was great for me my life has changed an I feel great now. Thanks Carma!
Joey Castillo
Dr. Powell is amazing, as well as the staff. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Kate Penshorn
Excellent mental health professionals in Austin!!! They truly care about their patients by offering first-class services!!
David B. Hutts

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