The Healing Way Services
- Education to patient and family members on their medication and treatment.
- Annual physicals and medical follow ups provided.
- Patients have the ability to select their own groups from our menu of serves.
- In-depth D & A educational groups
- Family sessions.
- Out-patient individual sessions.
- Bi-lingual staff.
- Relapse Prevention
- Recovery Skills
- Intensive Recovery skills
- Stress and Anxiety
- Healthy Lifestyle
- Anger Management
- Meditation and relaxation
- We offer family and couples sessions along with individual session.
- Recovery from drug addiction is a lifelong journey. Drug addiction can only be treated, so life can go on normally. It is not “cured.”
- Drug addiction is recognized by the American Medical Association as a medical disease that upsets normal brain function. Drug addiction does not go away on its own, but only gets worse without proper treatment. Methadone for an opioid-addicted person is like insulin for a diabetic.
- Methadone was discovered in the 1940s as a substitute for morphine. Drugs as morphine are known as opioids, acting in the brain on pain, mood, and other emotions. Other opioids that can be addictive are Heroin, Demerol ®, OxyContin ®, and Vicodin®.
- Methadone is an opioid, but it has special qualities that make it very useful as a medication for treating opioid addiction. Taking a “maintenance dose,” methadone helps restore normal brain functions.
- A proper oral dose of methadone does not make the person feel “high” or “drugged” like other opioids do. The proper dose lasts for 24 hours and takes away drug cravings.
- During MMT many people say that they feel normal for the first time in a long time. While on treatment a person can live a better and healthier life by going to school, work or other activities.
- The longer the person receives treatment the greater are the chances for a successful recovery.
- Some individuals take methadone for a lifetime but many others are successful with a complete drug-free approach, after properly tapering the methadone dose under the supervision of the medical director.
- During recovery you can help your loved one by showing support and offering encouragement. Recovery can be difficult, especially in the early days. Let your loved one know you are there for them, that you want to help, and that you notice a change for the better.
- Methadone is not a cure; it is only one possible treatment for addiction. By working closely with our counseling staff, through individual and group counseling helps bring the individual one step closer to a successful recovery.
- There has been a recent surge in Methadone deaths since 1999. The reason being is the recent upswing in prescription methadone for pain. This is not to be confused with the Methadone that is prescribed by clinics for addiction, as this is monitored. Methadone can suppress symptoms of withdrawal when used for addiction for up to 24 hours, when used for pain, it only lasts 8 hours. Methadone, however, stays in the body’s system for as long as 59 hours. Patients using methadone for pain may use more methadone before the body has cleared the initial dose, and when doses are too high, toxicity levels increase which can lead to devastating changes in breathing and the function of the heart. Many doctors prescribing methadone, as well as many patients, are not aware of these dangers. Further dangers include the prescribing and use of sedative medications with methadone, specifically benzodiazepines. Persons prescribed both of these drugs increase their chances of overdose or respiratory distress.
- In an effort to ensure the safety of our patients, The Healing Way is not in agreement with the use of Methadone with benzodiazepines. Alternatives can be discussed by the Intake counselor.
- Vivitrol is a once a month injection of Naltrexone that blocks the opioid receptors in the brain. To learn more about Vivitrol go to www.Vivitrol.com
Annual physicals and medical follow ups provided.
At the beginning of treatment, patients are required to see the doctor to receive their first dose of methadone, than meet with the doctor each Monday and Thursday until they reach a ‘stable’ dose of methadone, where they are no longer plagued by cravings for opiates.
All patients are required to have a 6 month checkup and annual physical.
Other doctor’s appointments are always available by appointment.
Patients have the ability to select their own groups from our menu of services.
We offer groups Monday thru Thursday as well as Saturday.
Groups run a range of different themes, including Art therapy, in-depth drug and alcohol educational groups, and Gestalt styled groups.
We do offer services in Spanish and Russian, as well as English.
Fee For Service
Methadone Clients Basic Service Rate
It is the policy this program to assess a fee for service for clients since THW is a for profit program.
(DRUG FREE) • FEES DO NOT INCLUDE MEDICATION
(DRUG FREE) FEES DO NOT INCLUDE MEDICATION
|INTAKE .FEE $250.00||INTAKE FEE (INCLUDES 2ND 'VISIT) $250.00||INTAKE FEE (INCLUDES DOCTOR'S VISIT) $300.00|
|WEEKLY FEE $135.00||3RD VISIT $100.00||MONTHLY SHOT INCLUDES DOCTOR'S VISIT) $150.00|
|ONE GROUP SESSION PER WEEK||4TH VISIT $100.00|
|ONE INDIVIDUAL SESSION PER WEEK||MONTHLY $200.00|
|ONE INDIVIDUAL SESSION PER MONTH $75.00|
|ONE GROUP PER MONTH $50.00|
- The billing week begins on Monday.
- A financial statement will be issued at the end of each week.
- The basic service reta includes an annual physical exam, routine urinalysis, daily methadone and 2.5 hours of the therapy per month.
- The Intake Fee is $422. This includes our intake fee of $250, a personal lock box for medication, fast track urine drug screen and your first week of dosing!