Opioid Treatment Program

Opioid treatment programs are the most common medication assisted treatment for adults with opioid use disorders. Patients begin treatment with methadone or buprenorphine and come to the clinic daily to receive medication from a dispensing nurse. This treatment helps patients who respond well to methadone and provides a structured, intensive, daily treatment.

Over time, some patients may graduate to less structured services, with medications dispensed in weekly to (at most) monthly take-home quantities.

In addition to daily dispensed medication, the following services provide the support our patients need to boost their chances for full, long-term recovery:

  • Assessment and treatment planning

  • Methadone, buprenorphine/ naloxone (Suboxone), or buprenorphine (Subutex)┬ámedication

  • Drug screen urinalyses

  • HIV and Hepatitis C education, testing, and counseling

  • Individual and group counseling

  • Physical examinations

  • Psychiatric evaluation and medication follow-up

  • Acupuncture

* Available services can vary by clinic


Step 1: Phone


Phone the intake department at the clinic nearest you to complete a phone screen.

Step 2: Assessment


Complete an assessment with intake staff.

Step 3: Physical


Complete a physical, leave a urine sample, and start your medication.