what happens during treatment?
Parts of Treatment
Upon entering into one of our methadone clinics you will begin your journey down the road of treatment.  If you missed the article on how to get into a clinic please follow this link.  Treatment consists of several important parts that when combined together can help someone end their addiction to opiates.

The following five parts of treatment are the most vital to our clinics:

Methadone
While attending a clinic clients will be dosed daily with methadone.  Methadone stops clients from having withdrawal symptoms, stops physical cravings and blocks other opiates from working.  To learn more about why methadone is an effective part of treatment please follow the Methadone link at the top of this page. 

Urinalysis
All clients are required to provide random monthly urinalysis while attending a program.  Combined with client rapport, urinalysis are effective at determining if a client is remaining abstinent or continuing to use illegal substances.

Individual Counseling
Individual counseling is the foundation of methadone treatment.  While attending any of our clinics, clients are required to attend regular counseling sessions with their counselor.  These sessions are focused on allowing the client to work through their treatment goals.  Every client is responsible for developing a "treatment plan" with their counselor.  This plan consists of the goals of the client.  Each client has their own unique treatment goals and each treatment plan is custom tailored to what the client wants to improve in their life.

Group Counseling
All of our clinics offer group counseling meetings.  Group meetings are an exciting part of treatment that allows clients to come together to help not only themselves but others who may be struggling with the same issues.  Typical group meeting topics include the following:  Relapse Prevention, Women's Group, Drug Education, Health Issues and Drug Education.

Referrals
While attending our programs, some clients may require more intensive services such as seeing a psychiatrist or specialty therapist.  Counselors can help refer clients to these services to aid their progress while on a clinic.