FAQ

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Responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) were developed by the staff of Discovery House.

The contents of these FAQs are for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. The contents are not intended to be nor should they be used in any way as a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment.

Any information you find should be verified with your primary healthcare provider, who should also be consulted regarding any specific medical questions or problems you may have. If you think you may have a medical emergency or any condition requiring immediate attention, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is my treatment confidential?

A: Discovery House organization abides by HIPPA and 42 CFR part II confidentiality laws, both of which are laws that protect your privacy.

Q: What are your clinics fees and hours of operation?

A: See the clinic located near you for detailed information. (link to clinic locations page)

Q: Do you accept insurance?

A: See clinic located near you for detailed insurance information. (link to clinic locations page)

Q: Why is the program so expensive?  

A: The price you pay includes seeing the doctor, your individual and group counseling sessions, drug screens, and the medication no matter what dose you are on.

Q: How long will I be at your facility?

A: This is a common question that is determined by you, the patient; and the clinic Team.  Discovery House practices the philosophy of individualized care that corresponds with your needs to assist you on the “Road to Recovery.”

Q: Why so many rules?

A: There are many rules that are in place because of different agencies that monitor clinics to ensure that you receive safe comprehensive treatment wherever your go. Discovery House also has policies and rules that we think help serve you.

Q: Can I bring my family members here?

A: Yes you can! In fact we highly encourage it. The more support you have the more successful you will be. Let us help educate your family about opioid dependence.

Q: I hear that some people get to take medication home so they don’t have to go to the clinic everyday, how long before I can take medication home?

A:  Discovery House follows Federal guidelines and State regulations for to decide on take-homes privileges. Each patient is oriented to that schedule and the expectations upon intake. Our goal is to help you to normalize your life as much as possible and a part of that is being able to take medication home.

Q: How do I get off methadone?

A: Reducing your medication dose slowly seems to work best, but this depends on many things both physical and emotional. Consult with your counselor and see your clinic doctor to decide the best plan for you.

Q: Does Methadone weaken your teeth and your bones?

A: Sometimes aches and pains are a result of years of neglecting your body and nutritional needs. Or it may be temporary aches, pains and discomfort due to mild withdrawal symptoms which may be eased by adjusting your medication..

Q: Does methadone make patients gain weight?

A: The Medication does not cause weight gain. Unfortunately some people crave sweets and carbohydrates in recovery. Nutrition is important for a stable weight and good health.

Q: Does Methadone make you use cocaine?

A: Methadone does not cause people to use cocaine. Cocaine is a replacement high. Methadone blocks receptors in the brain preventing you from getting that usual opiate high. Some patients replace the opiates with cocaine to get high.

Q: Is Methadone harder to kick then Heroin?

A: Some people find it harder because the withdrawal lasts longer. Others say that although it lasts longer, it is milder than heroin withdrawal. The clinic staff will work with you to make it as easy as possible.