Our Tucson rehabiliation clinic offers short and long term opiate addiction treatment services with either methadone or buprenorphine, which are offered at our site. These include:
31 DAY DETOXIFICATION:The 31 day detoxification service is a short term program with prescribed decreasing methadone doses along 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 into our Tucson rehabilitation center, a physical examination and laboratory work is completed. An individual schedule of decreasing doses of methadone is prescribed and first day dosing commences.
The tapering course of medication will continue for twenty more days. 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. These services comply with Federal and State regulations governing these services.
LONG TERM DETOXIFICATION: As another rehabilitation treatment option, we are also able to provide a long term detoxification course that lasts up to 180 days. This service will help the client 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 opiate addiction rehabilitation 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. (LAAM services are no longer offered due to product discontinuation.)
During the entire course of treatment, the rehabiliation plan is updated every 90 days.
Progress in the areas of health, vocation, education, family relations, psychological state and substance abuse are regularly reviewed for achievement and to further develop action plans. Tapering is planned collaboratively by the medical and counseling staff to reinforce the lifestyle changes achieved.
Drug testing is done on a random, monthly basis. More testing can be ordered, if necessary, for additional monitoring of rehabiliation goals. Interventions, both medical and counseling, can be initiated using the drug test results.
At the dispensing station in our Tucson clinic, clients are evaluated to determine daily dosing appropriateness. Signs of drug or alcohol use are assessed. Clients may be referred to the medical practitioner for further evaluation.
PHASE Program: The phase program consists of a series of levels with activities to assist the client in their rehabiliation plan. The phase program will graduate clients from one phase level to the next upon completion of tasks and activities. Take home status for maintenance clients will be parallel to phase level. Counseling and treatment planning are integrated into the phase level.
Goals of the Phase Program include:
- Development of a peer support group
- Acquisition of knowledge and skills for recovery
- Reduce harmful effects of drug and alcohol use
- Relapse prevention
- Improve physical and mental health
- Progress can be measured
- Areas needing attention are clearly identified
The client will be actively engaged in treatment planning relevant to their needs and stage of recovery.
EXTENDED TAKE HOME PROGRAM: Clients who have achieved the higher level of take homes privileges are eligible for the extended take home rehabiliation program. A 28 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.
COUNSELING: Maintenance rehabiliation 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.
MEDICAL SERVICES: An annual physical examination and laboratory work is required for all continuing clients on methadone/buprenorphine maintenance services. TB testing is done on an annual basis as well as upon admission to services.
LABORATORY SERVICES: The clinic offers on site laboratory specimen collection and results 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.