Program Services

 

OPIATE ADDICTION THERAPY: Both short term and long term opiate treatment services are offered at the clinic site

Our Services

Short Term Detoxification

Short term detoxification service is a short term program with prescribed decreasing Suboxone doses with counseling services and treatment planning. For new clients, this short term treatment program is an introduction to the treatment system. In addition, for all clients, the service provides a course of treatment to stabilize their drug use and to have the opportunity to further explore treatment options. On the day of admission, a physical examination and laboratory work is completed. An individual schedule of decreasing doses of Suboxone is prescribed. 

The tapering course of medication will continue for a variable length of time but usually is completed by 6 weeks. Counseling is started on the first day with the development of a treatment plan for the duration of the service. During the course of treatment, an additional meeting with the counselor is scheduled to review progress and to develop additional aftercare plans.

 

 Long Term Detoxification

As another treatment option, we are also able to provide a long term detoxification course, up to 180 days utilizing methadone. This service will assist the client to achieve a greater level of stability and optimize recovery gains. Treatment planning and assessment are completed at admission. Counseling is continued through the course of treatment.
 

Maintenance Services

Methadone maintenance service is offered as a long term treatment program. The client is screened for admission eligibility per State and Federal regulations. On the day of intake, the client will have a physical examination for admission. Once on the program, an assessment is completed as well as an initial treatment plan. A primary counselor is assigned. During the entire course of treatment, the treatment plan is updated every 60 days.

Progress in the areas of medical, vocational, educational, family/social, psychological and substance abuse are regularly reviewed for achievement and further developing action plans. Tapering is planned with collaboration of the medical and counseling staff to reinforce the lifestyle changes achieved.

Drug testing is done on a random, bi-monthly basis. More testing can be ordered, if necessary, for additional monitoring of treatment goals. Interventions, both medical and counseling, can be initiated using the drug test results.

At the dispensing station, clients are evaluated for daily appropriateness for dosing. Signs of drug and/or alcohol use are assessed. Clients may be referred to the medical practitioner for further evaluation.

 

 Medical Services

An annual physical examination and laboratory work is required for all continuing clients on methadone maintenance services. TB testing is done on an annual basis as well as upon admission to services.
 

 
Laboratory Services

The clinic maintains an on site laboratory for specimen collection and result reporting. Specific laboratory tests are required by State and Federal regulations. Other tests may be ordered by the physician as necessary. Laboratory results are noted for follow up at clinic or through a personal physician. On site drug testing and pregnancy testing are available for immediate information.  

Psychiatry

PSYCHIATRY: Limited appointments are available for psychiatry services.


Extended take home program: Clients who have achieved the higher levels of take homes privileges are eligible for the extended take home program. A 14 day medication supply is given to the client. This program permits more time for the client to engage in positive lifestyle and recovery activities apart from the clinic site. Drug testing and verification of medication supply are part of the program system.

GROUPS:

Women group
Men group
HIV group
Groups will be started as needed

COUNSELING: Maintenance program participants are assigned a primary counselor. General case management issues are handled by the counselor. Crisis intervention, general counseling and more in depth therapy are also followed by the assigned counselor. Post treatment counseling can also be arranged for follow up and aftercare. The Addiction Severity Index, a comprehensive assessment tool is utilized at the beginning of services for treatment planning, counseling focus and indicators of outcome.

In short term detoxification treatment services, clients meet with the counselor at intake for treatment planning and assessment. During the course of treatment, another appointment is scheduled with the counselor or the medical staff for further progress evaluation and post treatment plans.



ALTERNATIVE TEST SITE: On a weekly basis, an alternative test site for HIV is located in the clinic.. The testing staff are certified in pre and post test counseling.