Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How long will my treatment take?
  2. Do I have to do anything else besides take the medication?
  3. How does counseling work?
  4. What if I can’t give a urine sample?
  5. Does anyone have to know I am here?

1. How long will my treatment take?

Every person is different so everyone’s treatment is different. There is no “time limit” to complete it. However, rushing your treatment will, in most cases, result in relapse. Stopping your drug use does not mean treatment is completed.

2. Do I have to do anything else besides take the medication?

The answer is YES. All patients are REQUIRED to attend individual and group counseling. Each patient is assigned to a counselor who will meet with you regularly to address the issues that the medication cannot solve. These issues may include: employment, housing, parenting, relationships with family, etc. These issues do not disappear once you stop using drugs. Work hours are not an excuse for avoiding counseling. Not attending individual and group counseling may result in discharge from the program.

3. How does counseling work?

Your counselor will make an appointment with you for a session. The session focuses on what needs to be addressed to keep you on the road to recovery. Sometimes the counselor may have to discuss something with you or you can decide what you want to discuss. Group counseling is IMPORTANT in recovery. Research has shown that those who attend group counseling are more successful in treatment and recovery. Both individual and group counseling are required. Children are not permitted in either types of counseling.

4. What if I can’t give a urine sample?

The state requires all programs to perform RANDOM drug tests monthly. Staff can also request a urine sample as well at any time. Failure to provide a urine sample will be recorded as a positive result. Failure to provide more than two urine samples will result may result in a discharge from the program.

5. Does anyone have to know I am here?

The answer is NO. Your treatment here is confidential. Staff may not identify you as a patient in this program. Even if someone who knows you’re a patient here asks about you, we cannot provide them with any information.

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