Why We Exist
IANA Health, LLC is a healthcare services company based in Bethesda, Maryland. IANA’s focus is on prescription opioid, alcohol, tobacco, and other drug substance dependence to enable successful daily management of the issue. Science has shown us that substance use disorders are just like any other chronic disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure. With evidence-based treatment approaches, opioid, alcohol and other substance dependencies can be well managed. Equally or more important, is to also focus on prevention. There is no reason for those of us currently, or who could be, affected by this chronic disease to not live full, contented lives. To assist each of us to accomplish this, is why IANA exists.
What We Believe Is Valuable To Offer
Based on feedback from individuals, families, and health professionals, IANA is focused on meeting the following needs. We welcome your feedback on what we are doing well and on what we might improve or modify. After all, the point of IANA is to be of value to you in some way. Please drop us a note at [email protected].
I Having Opioid, Alcohol, and Other Substance Information and Tools Organized for Easy Access
There is a lot of information and content out there…. and it’s fragmented and difficult to navigate. We get it. IANA provides a one-stop hub for content, tools, and links related to opioid, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Individuals, families, caregivers, and health professionals can access and quickly find information, tools and other educational resources from a single portal.
Are we missing information, tools, or apps? Please drop us a note at [email protected] and let us know.
II Ability to Connect with a Counselor, Psychologist, or Other Clinician Easily
There are two parts to this.
We find that many of us want to connect with virtual counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other behavioral health specialists. We get it. It saves time, travel, and hassle. And, connecting with a phone or computer from pretty much any place is great.
At the same time, some of us still prefer meeting our clinician in-person, or, at least initiating the relationship that way with the option to continue virtually. Either way, counseling for opioid, alcohol, tobacco and other substance use is part of the recommended treatment approach and is critical.
The second part to this is having it be cost effective. We get it. There is a range in coverage, copays, and deductibles across different insurance plans. Being able to connect easily with a counselor or psychologist or therapist means not worrying about the expense involved.
IANA hopes to facilitate both the access and cost effectiveness aspects by partnering with provider and payer organizations and making these solutions available through our portal.
III Being Supported as Part of a Community
IANA. I Am Not Alone. Millions of others face the same issues and concerns. We really must get this. Knowing this should first free us. Second, make us accept that substance use and addiction is part of the spectrum of human diseases. Third, recognize that although it has carried a burden of stigma with it, that has now changed. As we all have become educated and continue to further our understanding in this area, we can share, support, and help each other. The third goal of IANA is to facilitate that connection and sharing.