Methadone is dispensed in liquid or tablet form.
Is a narcotic which is used only for
opiate drug addiction.
Its long lasting effect takes away the
hunger or craving for other opioid drugs.
It’s taken by mouth once a day.
It doesn’t make you feel “high” or
“drugged” like other opioids do, so you
can lead a normal life.
COUNSELING AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
Referral to appropriate community agencies.
Relapse prevention/ Intervention.
HIV/AIDS/ Hepatitis education.
Individualized treatment plans.
Permanent and visitor transfers
Detox programs are supervised by medical and clinical staff.
Detox is individualized under the direction of the medical doctor.
Long term maintenance treatment is available.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM
The treatment is based on client participation and the understanding that methadone medication is not a cure for addiction, but an alternative, and is used as part of the recovery program that includes counseling, support groups, and other help provided by the clinic staff while in treatment.
Our goal is to first stabilize the client. Once stabilized, a client can begin on the road to recovery. While receiving methadone medication, clients will eliminate the withdrawal symptoms, the craving for other opioid drugs and the feeling of getting high. Clients are able to look for and maintain employment, take care of their families, increase their self-esteem, decrease their criminal activity and lives to begin to become more manageable.
CPC centers are licensed by
the DCF, DEA and accredited by JCAHO
Admission to the program is based on certain criteria, including intake interview, laboratory results. urine toxicology, physical exam and psychosocial assessments.
Final admission will be made by the Medical Director. Admission to the program is available for adults, 18 years of age or older, who have a history of opiate addiction.
No person will be discriminated against because of religion, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, sex or handicap.