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How long does a patient need to stay in treatment? | Opioid Addiction Treatment Services

Extensive research has been conducted in this area. Studies have routinely demonstrated reductions in illicit opioid use of up to 80% or more after several months of medication-assisted treatment with methadone, with the greatest reductions for patients who remain in treatment more than a year. The time in treatment will depend on the length and intensity of the patient's drug abuse and his or her ability to adopt the behavioral changes necessary to break the addiction. Each case is unique, and the decision to stop treatment is made between the patient and his or her treatment team.

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Q: How are your patients able to function if they are taking methadone?

A stable, maintenance dose of methadone does not make a person feel “high” or drowsy. Our program is designed to help people reduce their dependence on opioids, while providing them with extensive individual and group counseling. Our goal is to help people regain control of their lives as quickly and safely as possible. There have […]

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Words From Our Patients:

I am very thankful I had the clinic to come to. If I had not had the clinic to come to, I would probably not be here today. I was taking thirty plus pills a day. I went to [my local hospital] and they told me if I didn’t do something I would be dead […]

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