The Healing Way Services
When you use opioids for an extended period of time, your natural production of dopamine is halted and your brain undergoes drastic changes. When you then remove the opioids from your system, your brain reacts by flooding the body with stress hormones, causing you to feel sick, agitated, and unhappy. And so the cycle of dependency and addiction begins. Methadone changes the way our bodies react to the pain and discomfort of withdrawal. It is a long-acting medication, with the effects of methadone lasting for 24 to 36 hours. In contrast, a person who uses short-acting opioids to avoid withdrawal must use numerous times throughout the day. When taken at the correct dose, methadone prevents withdrawal symptoms and reduces drug cravings without causing the person to feel high (euphoric) or sleepy. This lowers the harms associated with opioid misuse and gives people who are addicted to opioids a chance to stabilize their lives and focus on counseling to begin the healing process.
- Methadone has been around since the 1940s, making it a clinically proven effective treatment and is widely considered a golden standard of treatment options for Opiate Use Disorder because it has been studied since the 70’s when it was regulated for addiction treatment.
- MAT increases time in treatment, decreases illicit opiate use, decreases criminal behavior and reduces the need for detox services.
- MAT improves patient survival rates by reducing overdose risk, it increases the ability to maintain gainful employment and improve family relationships, and enhances quality of life by opening the doors to therapy and allowing individuals to work on the underlying causes of their substance use disorder
- At THW’s Methadone Maintenance Program, our participants work individually with our physicians to stabilize on the blocking dose that is efficient for each individual. Medical follow ups are regular scheduled, as well as yearly annual physicals.
- Our MMP counselors are trained in supporting patients through the induction process, as well as on their road to recovery. Our patients participate in groups and individual counseling based on their strengths, needs, and preferences.
- Unlike the stigma often associated with methadone, THW supports those in completing their MAT journey, and is proud to regularly have patients completing their MAT treatment.
Fee For Services and Insurances
We proudly accept Medicare and Medicare HMOs for our MAT programs. We will soon be accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and most private PPO's for all drug and alcohol and mental health programs.
Our Methadone Program fee for service rate is $145.00 weekly, due every Monday. This is an all encompassing rate which includes the medication, doctor's follow ups, indivodual and group counseling, as well as regular urine analysis. The intake fee is $250.00 and includes the first week of $145.00 prorated into intake. Buprenorphine maintainence fee for service is $160.00 monthly, with an intake of $200.00, prorated to include $150.00 for the first month."