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What services do your OTPs offer? | Opioid Addiction Treatment Services

Healthcare Services

  • Medical histories, annual physical examinations, and blood chemistry analyses.
  • Routine drug testing and medical treatment planning for the abuse of alcohol and non-opioid drugs.
  • Diagnosis of and referral to other healthcare matters where applicable.
  • Testing, treatment / counseling, and education for TB and HIV/AIDS.
  • Health awareness, wellness, and nutrition education.

Social and Human Services

  • Assessment and individual treatment planning to address psychosocial, substance abuse, and life needs.
  • Crisis intervention, supportive counseling, group and family therapy, drug relapse prevention, cultural and gender sensitive support groups, and life skills training.
  • Assistance in accessing applicable entitlements, legal advice, financial support, and stable housing.
  • Therapeutic community and twelve-step fellowship approaches in confronting alcoholism and abuse of non-opiate substances.

Mental Health Services

  • Assessments to identify mental health problems.
  • Coordinating the use of other mental health medications for patients (with the patient’s non-BHG physician).
  • Linkages with resources and colleagues in the mental health community.

Educational and Vocational Services

  • Diagnostic skills testing, education/equivalency assistance.
  • Help with job finding skills, resume preparation, and patient referrals to training and job placement programs.

Assistance for Children and Families

  • Family counseling and parenting education.
  • Services to children of patients through “Children of Substance Abusers” (COSA) projects.
  • Enhancement of healthy pregnancy outcomes for methadone treated patients.

HIV/AIDS Casework

  • HIV counseling, prevention, and risk-reduction education.
  • Support groups for persons who are HIV-positive.
  • Liaison and advocacy with other agencies involved in delivering health, mental health, housing, and legal services to persons with HIV or AIDS.

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Q: We already have suboxone clinics in this area – why do we need methadone? Is methadone better than suboxone for treating opioid addiction?

For many individuals, suboxone (buprenorphine plus naloxone) is an effective first-option for opioid addiction treatment, but it does not work for all patients. This treatment modality is very similar to methadone treatment in that it involves the administration of a legal opioid (buprenorphine) to stabilize the biochemistry of the opioid-dependent person. The active ingredient, buprenorphine, […]

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Words From Our Patients:

Methadone treatment, for me, has been a blessing. If I had not been accepted into methadone treatment, my life would be in complete chaos. I truly believe because of this treatment, I am alive, have great relations with my family, have God in my life, and also have a beautiful son. More people need to […]

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