Specializing in the treatment of opioid dependency, Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine provides individuals, aged 18 and older, with the opportunity to take part in our outpatient treatment programs. Our comprehensive treatment approach utilizes a combination of therapeutic interventions and medication assisted treatment in order to safely assist patients in progressing towards recovery. The following medications are available for patients to incorporate into their customized plans of treatment:
Methadone: Methadone is an opioid agonist that provides relief from the physical symptoms of withdrawal, while eliminating cravings for continued opioid use. The use of methadone will not cause patients to experience disruptions in their cognitive functioning, which allows patients to play an active role in daily activities.
Subutex: Comprised of buprenorphine as its active ingredient, Subutex is a partial opioid agonist-antagonist that works by blocking the effects that opioid have within an individual’s brain. When these effects are blocked, individuals will be able to experience relief from withdrawal symptoms and diminished cravings for continued opioid use.
Suboxone: Suboxone is comprised of a combination of naloxone and buprenorphine in order to provide relief from the physical discomforts of withdrawal while eliminating any cravings that may take place. Unlike other medications available in treatment, individuals who attempt to abuse opioids or Suboxone during the course of treatment will experience extremely uncomfortable side effects.
The medication that is prescribed to each individual patient will be dependent upon his or her unique treatment goals and requirements. Adjustments to medications can be made throughout the course of treatment if necessary.
Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine also provides patients with the opportunity to take part in therapeutic interventions as a part of their all-inclusive treatment. These sessions are designed to assist patients in progressing in their treatment by working through the psychological components to their addictive behaviors. Our team of physicians, nurses, and counselors is specifically trained in the field of addiction, and feel that lasting recovery requires treatment for both the emotional and physical aspects of addiction. Because of this, Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine proudly offers the following therapeutic interventions:
- Individual therapy allows patients the opportunity to address and process the root causes of their addictions by working in a one-on-one environment with a highly trained counselor. These sessions promote open communication in order to successfully prepare for a future that is substance-free. Individual sessions also provide patients with the chance to work through any questions or issues that may arise throughout the course of treatment.
- Group therapy sessions provide patients with the opportunity to come together with other patients who are also receiving treatment for opioid addiction. These counselor-led sessions promote open communication on a variety of topics in relation to addiction and recovery. Patients are given the chance to work alongside their peers in a safe and supportive environment which aids in the progression of their recovery.
The compassionate team of professionals at Discovery House Comprehensive Treatment Center of Maine understands the overwhelming complexities caused by the abuse of opioids. By providing patients with comprehensive treatment, individuals are given the education, tools, and support that are required in order to successfully progress towards a future free from addiction. Please contact us today to learn more about the treatment options that we offer and to learn how we can assist you in taking the first steps towards recovery.