Ohio Drug and Alcohol Outpatient Treatment Plans
Our outpatient treatment programs help clients keep sobriety as a priority even as one transitions back into everyday life. Patients are able to work, go to school, or pursue other interests while continuing to make progress through comprehensive long-term maintenance care. During our treatment program, clients continue to meet with our Doctors and attend therapy programs of their choosing.
After your initial intake is completed, you will be switched from your current opioid (heroin, methadone or prescription painkillers) to Suboxone.
Once the appropriate dose of Suboxone is established, you will stay at this dose until steady blood levels are achieved. You and your doctor will discuss your treatment options from that point forward. Referral to a 12 step program and/or counseling is also provided during your initial visit.
Treatment compliance and progress will be monitored. Participation in some form of behavioral counseling is strongly recommended to ensure best chance of treatment success. Follow up maintenance appointments will be discussed by your doctor at the time of your visit. The length of treatment will be determined by you and your doctor, and possibly your counselor. Urine drug screens will be performed randomly to ensure the recovery process.
As your treatment progresses, you and your doctor may eventually decide that a taper down is an appropriate option for you. In this phase, your doctor will gradually taper your Suboxone dose over a period of time. During this phase it’s important to monitor that you do not experience many withdrawal symptoms or cravings. In addition, you will receive instructions on how to contact your doctor in case of emergency.
Scheduling an Appointment
To help ensure that Suboxone or Naltrexone is the best treatment option for you, the staff will interview you by phone before your appointment is scheduled. You will then need to make an appointment for your initial intake/visit. Then you will be given very specific directions that you must follow in order to start the program. Are phones are answered 9am and 7pm, 7days a week.