Opiate Addiction Treatment Program
Whom does this program treat?
The Opiate Addiction Treatment Program is open to men and women who are suffering from a present, chronic opiate addiction.
Admission to the program is based on a comprehensive assessment by the Opiate Addiction Treatment Team, which consists of addiction counselors, a nurse, and a physician.
Daily early morning dosing is carefully monitored. All participants must also attend on-going outpatient individual and group addictions counseling. When clients have achieved some stability in treatment, they are eligible to serve on the Concerned Client Council.
How is a referral made?
Referrals can be made by contacting the program and speaking with an intake worker directly.
Telephone: 978-283-0296, ext. 213
What types of treatment are provided?
Methadone is available for any client who has been addicted to
opiates for longer than one year and who has made unsuccessful
medically supervised treatment attempts in the past to stop his/her
Methadone is available to an individual who is addicted to opiates, but does not meet the criteria for maintenance treatment. A gradual, planned decrease in methadone is administered and counseling is provided.
How does Methadone help?
Methadone assists in withdrawing from narcotics with minimal discomfort.
Methadone is not a cure for heroin addiction. It is a treatment.
Methadone treatment can help a person to think, work, and sort out other life issues while cutting links to the drug scene.
Some methadone programs are designed to reduce a persons dose over time to assist them with detoxification. Others are intended to maintain a person over a period of weeks, months, or even years, until he or she feels secure that they can live a drug free life on their own.
What are the benefits of receiving services from the Opiate Addiction Treatment Program?
Are there any other issues to consider in referring someone to
Yes. Methadone is not for everybody. Some people may do better with residential treatment programs or drug free detoxification.
Consumers of the Opiate Addiction Treatment Program must consider the following:
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