Beginning Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) can be an enormous step to take. It is normal to have some apprehension and concerns about entering treatment. Many people do not know what to expect when seeking out treatment. Our goal at ORTC is to ensure you receive the best individualized treatment services available and make the process as stress-free as possible.
Step One: Call the treatment center and speak with a professional and compassionate team member
- A team member will ask you a series of questions regarding your addiction history and determine your eligibility for treatment.
- A team member will schedule an initial appointment if same day appointment is not available.
Step Two: Prior to arriving at your scheduled appointment
- Bring all medications you are currently prescribed.
- Bring government issued ID and insurance information (if applicable).
- Come prepared to submit a urine drug screen.
- It is helpful to arrive hydrated and have a snack or healthy meal prior to your appointment.
Step Three: Paperwork and Assessments
- The treatment center will provide orientation information that will minimally include: treatment center guidelines, hours of operation, fees, and emergency services.
- To comply with state and federal regulations, intake paperwork includes consent to treatment, release of information and privacy practices, HIPAA, and educational information.
- A clinical team member will complete assessments and develop your initial treatment plan.
- A medical team member will meet with you to complete medical intake paperwork, obtain a urine drug screen and pregnancy test (if applicable).
- A physician will meet with you to complete an initial physical exam and discuss your treatment options.
Step Four: Medication and Ongoing Treatment
- Medications offered include Methadone, Suboxone or Subutex to treat your opioid dependency. The medication is designed to normalize brain chemistry, block euphoric effects, and relieve physiological cravings.
- The treatment program will provide you with ongoing medical and clinical services to help begin this journey into life free from painkillers and other addictive substances.