Treatment

Overview of Services:

  • Long-term methadone maintenance
  • Long-term detoxification (over 30 days)
  • Short-term detoxification
  • Family and group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Outpatient counseling
  • HIV counseling
  • Medical examinations
  • Clinical Assessments
  • Job training and placement assistance
  • Educational assistance
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Addiction Education

Not all services are offered at all locations. Some are offered only where permitted by licensure.

 

How to Access Treatment / Getting Started

Contact Discovery House by phone, walk-in, e-mail us, or get a referral from your physician or another agency in the community.  Discovery House makes every effort to get you an intake appointment within 24 hours of your first contact.

We know how important it is for you to access services when you are ready.  Discovery House is committed to a responsive intake process.  From your first call to Discovery House you will know you made a great decision.  Sometimes even the smallest choice can start a great change. Discovery House can offer you that choice… a chance to change things for the better

 

What to Expect from Treatment

Immediate Response.  Discovery House strives to provide every patient an Intake appointment within 24 hours and medicated within 48 hours.

Discovery House provides services to individuals addicted to opiates. Discovery House works with each patient to achieve a stable, productive life, free from substance abuse.

Our compassionate associates provide a comprehensive approach that incorporates group and individual counseling, medical services, drug screening, HIV/AIDS education, case management and other services.

Our treatment process starts with an initial admission screening to ensure that all admission criteria are satisfied.  From here, new patients will proceed through our streamlined yet thorough Intake Process.  Here all individuals will be assessed by a team of clinical and medical associates and participate in creating their initial treatment plan.

All new patients can expect:

  • An friendly efficient intake process designed to eliminate withdrawal symptoms and stabilize you safely and quickly.
  • Education on your medication and treatment.
  • Ongoing nursing and physician assessment during your medication induction periods to ensure your safety, comfort, and stability.
  • Orientation groups that provide education to new patients in areas of program policy, HIV/AIDS information, medical issues and addiction / recovery information.
  • Random drug screening as appropriate and in compliance with all State and Federal regulations.
  • Medical follow-ups and annual physicals.
  • Take Home Medication once patients meet specific eligibility criteria.

Self Assessment- Ready for Treatment?

Signs and Symptoms of Dependence:

  • Giving up on social activities.
  • Missing work frequently.
  • Tried to stop using but have not been able to.
  • Been asked by a partner or family member to stop using.
  • Attempts to stop result in withdrawal symptoms.
  • Experiencing blackouts or other negative effects.
  • Continued use regardless of the consequences.
  • Cravings in between uses.
  • Sudden financial difficulties.
  • Erratic behavior.