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Preparing for Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment

by Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

Individuals struggling with opioid use disorder, or opioid addiction, can find help and hope through an individualized outpatient treatment plan. Opioid addiction treatment preparation can streamline the process for patients.

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Preparing for Rehab

Outpatient opioid addiction treatment lets patients continue their daily tasks and responsibilities. You’ll receive treatment and then conveniently return to work, school or home after you’re done.

While treatment is flexible, you can take a few steps to prepare for outpatient treatment:

  • Familiarize yourself with the program: Ask plenty of questions to know what to expect. It’s helpful to know details beforehand, including what types of therapies and programs are available, what a typical outpatient treatment looks like and how long each visit lasts.
  • Have an end goal: Setting a goal gives your program purpose and helps you stay committed when faced with challenges.
  • Stay focused on your treatment: During treatment, your focus should be on your program. Determine beforehand what you can do at home to focus on treatment fully.
  • Have a strong social support system: A reliable support system of healthy friends, family and coworkers is an invaluable element.

What to Expect From Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment

At Health Care Resource Centers (HCRC), we provide comprehensive and individualized medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and substance use disorder counseling to decrease the possibility of experiencing a recurrence of substance use.

Factors ranging from individual brain chemistry to drug use history can influence the length of MAT. Here’s what you can expect from the MAT phases:

  • Induction: Patients undergo a full intake assessment to determine which medication is right for them. During this phase, patients will receive their first dose of medication.
  • Stabilization: In the stabilization phase, patients will experience a reduction in cravings and withdrawal symptoms once they’ve achieved the proper dose of medication.
  • Maintenance: This phase is when patients begin to regain who they were physically, emotionally and mentally, leading to a healthier lifestyle. After some time, patients can start working towards smaller medication amounts until they finish treatment.

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Learn More About Our Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment Options

For more than 32 years, HCRC has been helping patients prepare for rehab and get started with medication-assisted treatment with counseling. Through personalized care, we help individuals get started on their recovery journey.

We can help treat persistent opioid addiction. Contact us today to learn more about where change begins.

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Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

Health Care Resource Centers Clinical Team

The Clinical Team at Health Care Resource Centers is our team of physicians and medical directors within the organization. HCRC is a CARF accredited organization and has been providing addiction treatment services for over 32 years in the New England area.

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