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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


A clinic focused on life's loops...

Over the last 8 years, Care Practice has grown into one of the largest outpatient addiction treatment programs in Northern California and one of the few private research institutions working on the next generation of addiction treatments. We have participated in several large clinical trials and research investigations partnering with major drug companies. In the past 2 years, we have performed leading clinical trials with Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, Reckitt Benckiser, Indivior, Orexo, and Biodelivery Sciences all focused on some form of Buprenorphine treatment and treating opiate addiction.

We specialize in the confidential and personalized treatment of Oxycontin, Heroin, Norco, Methadone, Vicodin, and Percocet. Our program offers convenient outpatient treatment of opiate addiction in an affordable program under the care of a Suboxone-certified physicians. We can often see patients the same day they make the decision to begin treatment. Our program is designed for motivated, high functioning individuals who have decided to end the cycle of addiction in their life. Dr. Blackledge originally encountered Suboxone through the struggles of a close childhood friend addicted to Oxycontin and Heroin. He was amazed by the positive effects this medication had for his friend and decided to investigate becoming a certified prescriber.

During this same period, Dr. Blackledge was creating the core concepts behind Care Practice and recognized that Suboxone was a powerful tool that he wanted to be a fundamental part of the primary care model he was developing. He committed to providing the lowest unsubsidized prices in San Francisco to improve access for Bay Area patients. Over the years, we have developed a unique approach for getting patients off Suboxone, for rapid methadone conversions within days, and management of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS).

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