Intake into the program is supervised by the program's medical director. Intake includes gathering medical and treatment histories, reviewing the results of the initial physical exam and lab work, referral for HIV and TB testing, and an extensive interview with the patient. After intake, the patient is assigned to a primary counselor, and begins attending methadone dispensing at the clinic. Methadone dispensing is supervised by a licensed pharmacist. Patients initially attend the clinic six days a week for dispensing. All patients get a "take-out" dose for Sundays and holidays. Treatment plans are individualized to meet each person's needs. Treatment services are offered as follows.
- Methadone dispensing and monitoring
- Group, individual, couple, and/or family counseling
- Urine drug screens
- Crisis intervention
- Drug education
- HIV education and risk assessment
- Medical supervision of treatment
- Referral to support and self-help groups
- Coordination with other community resources
In addition to individual, couple, and group treatment, the program involves family members in the patient’s care. Family treatment is provided as indicated to educate and support partners, children, or parents about the patient's addiction, family issues related to addiction, and the patient's treatment. Some of the topics for Group Therapy include; Relapse Prevention, Relaxation and Meditation, Sound and Music Therapy, Grief and Loss, Men's Group and E.F.T. A drug education and parenting series is also offered.