Our clinics are private narcotic treatment programs accredited by CARF – The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission. We operate within a harm reduction model to ensure a positive therapeutic relationship with the patient. Our clinics offer counseling, education and resources that encourage healthy choices. The theoretical approach of harm reduction allows the patient to feel supported, at whatever level of functioning they may be, without fear of judgment and/or punitive practices that are sometimes found in other treatment programs.
Our clinics offer individual, couples, group, and family counseling by highly qualified and trained counselors and therapists. Employed to help meet the psycho social needs of the patients are Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC’s), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors (LCDC’s), Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW’s) and interns. Counseling is offered during business hours, Monday through Friday. Family and significant others are encouraged to participate throughout the treatment process. Groups and other other resources offered to patients include:
Hep-C support, education, testing, and referral to treatment Naloxone orientation and distribution
Relapse prevention groups
Parenting support and education
MAT (medication assisted treatment) orientation
Auricular Acupuncture Groups
Process Groups Medications: Methadone, Buprenorphine, Naloxone
GROUPS ARE NOT MANDATORY, but incentives help increase attendance.
Comprehensive medical care is also an important component in the treatment process. Upon intake the patient’s vitals are taken and a physical is completed by the physician before he admits the patient to treatment. Later, results of a complete blood panel and TB test are added. If/when necessary, the appropriate follow-up care is implemented. On-going medical assessments occur as needed. The patient is closely monitored during the stabilization phase until he/she is on an adequate dose of medication, the goal being freedom from physical withdrawal and cravings. Besides the Medical Director, other qualified medical personnel include Registered Nurses (RN’s) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN’s). Other medical services offered include:
HIV testing (on request)
Pregnancy testing Blood work: Chem12, CBC, RPR
TB testing Other tests upon request of patient and/or doctor.
The physician is available by appointment to address any addiction related issues and/or other medical concerns. Our clinics’ commitment to improving the quality of methadone treatment available to patients includes attempts to reduce stigma and to promote patient advocacy. Two priorities are networking with, and educating, the community and supporting an autonomous Patient Advocacy Group (PAG).
Our clinics’ treatment staff consistently offers patient centered care. We welcome your questions and comments. Feel free to contact our caring staff for assessment and education.