The opiate treatment program is intended for those struggling with addiction to opiates or painkillers such as OxyContin, Percocet, and Dilaudid. The program services the tri-county areas of Colchester East-Hants, Pictou and Cumberland.
The benefit of using methadone maintenance therapy is that it works to control cravings, allowing you to stop searching for ways to alleviate the pain and discomfort of withdrawal. When combined with addictions counselling and support, methadone maintenancecan help youput the pieces ofyourlife back together again.
More generally, methadone can improve your health by helping you to avoid IV drug use often associated with infectious disease. It can also improve your personal productivity and social functioning, allowing you to reengage with and contribute more effectively to your families and communities.
As such, the program objective is to provide more than methadone maintenance therapy. It seeks to provide support to clients and their families so that individuals can achieve stable, healthy and productive lives.
The program offers a variety of group programs including acupuncture, support groups, and family information sessions, as well as skill training sessions in healthy living/relapse prevention, leisure education, relaxation, and problem solving.
Individuals may self-refer or be referred by physicians, employee assistance programs and community agencies.