When a client wants to enter treatment, they make an appointment with a counselor for an intake. We encourage support people to attend the intake with the new resident. During the intake assessment, detoxification medications are prescribed if needed.
The use of buprenorphine for detoxification from opiates is a Best Practice. Our Suboxone-certified physician monitors individuals who are withdrawing from opiates and prescribes Suboxone or Subutex if appropriate and the client wishes to use it.