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Champaign Treatment Center has been licensed by the State of Illinois to deliver opiate drug addiction services since October 2012. We are dedicated to maintaining high-quality outpatient treatment for opiate-addicted individuals.
Champaign Treatment Center seeks to be the top opiate addiction treatment provider in the area. We do so by consistently applying policies and procedures, maintaining a commitment to facilitating positive outcomes for our patients, and delivering our services with courtesy and respect. Our compassionate staff have specialized training and skills, and work collaboratively to deliver superior, efficient, patient care.
We coordinate our services with a number of substance abuse and mental health treatment providers in the surrounding area. This cooperation allows us to provide the optimum level of care and treatment plans to facilitate each patient’s recovery goal.
All patients at Champaign Treatment Center can expect to be given excellent care in an atmosphere of respect. We understand the challenges of recovering form opiate drug dependency, and we understand that each patient is unique. We therefore create treatment plans using proven methods that are tailored to individual needs, while also complying with all state and federal regulations, including strict confidentiality.
New patients begin treatment by coming into the facility daily for medication, except for Sundays, for which patients receive a take home dose. Over time, patients earn the right to additional take home medications that allow them to come to the Champaign Treatment Center less frequently. Patients participate in regular counseling sessions and are given random drug screenings, as required by law. Each unique treatment plan spells out the treatment services involved, and will be updated every 90 days according to patient needs. Patients take an active role in developing and implementing these plans.
Champaign Treatment Center understands that addiction to opiates like heroin, fentanyl, and other prescription painkillers is a disease that can be effectively managed with Medication Assisted Treatment. Addiction is a medical disease, and research shows that for some patients, several years of narcotic replacement maintenance with methadone or buprenorphine is needed for a satisfactory recovery from drug abuse.
Champaign Treatment Center helps patients overcome opiate addiction with a comprehensive treatment approach, which includes medications like methadone. Methadone has been proven effective through over fifty years of research and use. It relieves withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings that would otherwise interfere with progress through counseling services, as well as put patients at risk for relapse.
Our mission is to treat each patient with compassion and respect. When patients first enroll in our outpatient program, they are assigned a counselor who specializes in opiate addiction. This counselor works collaboratively with the patient to develop a tailored treatment plan designed to improve quality of life and support continued abstinence from opiate drugs. This plan is reviewed and altered, if needed, every 90 days throughout treatment.
Patients will regularly meet with their counselors and take methadone doses daily. They learn coping skills that help them manage relapse triggers and react to stressors in a healthy way. Random drug screens and other forms of monitoring, will be used to assess patient progress.
Champaign Treatment Center provides Medication Assisted Treatment for individuals seeking to free themselves from opiate abuse. Medication Assisted Treatment is an addiction rehabilitation approach that integrates medication maintenance with counseling services. This is done most often here through methadone maintenance.
Methadone is a synthetic opiate that has been around since the early 1960s. It works as an opiate agonist, through actions similar to those of heroin and other narcotics. When taken daily, it eliminates physical withdrawal symptoms, including drug cravings, for 24 to 36 hours. Methadone also helps prevent relapse by blocking the “high” induced by other opiate drugs.
Methadone maintenance works to treat the chronic disease of addiction by lessening symptoms and discomfort, improving function, and lowering the mortality rate associated with addiction. In these ways, it has been proven very effective, and when used in conjunction with counseling services like those offered at Champaign Treatment Center, it is widely regarded as the best approach to opiate addiction treatment.
Each patient’s individual dosage of methadone will depend upon a number of factors, including weight, metabolism, drug of choice, and the degree of usage. The correct maintenance dose will suppress cravings and symptoms of withdrawal without creating sedation, euphoria, or analgesia for 24 to 36 hours. Some patients at Champaign Treatment Center achieve this correct dose right away, but many must go through several adjustments in the first few weeks of treatment to achieve the proper balance.
Patients remain on methadone maintenance for as long as they and their counselor feels it is necessary. Most patients remain in treatment from two to three years, but there are some patients who successfully taper off methadone after just a few months. Success depends on individual body chemistry, life challenges, and the individual patient’s commitment to counseling and behavioral changes. Some patients stay on methadone for many years. All patients at Champaign Treatment Center are evaluated every ninety days to determine progress, and receive a medical physical once a year.
Counseling at Champaign Treatment Center is provided in group, family and individual therapy sessions. These sessions provide patients with the skills, knowledge, and tools they need to achieve recovery success.
Individual counseling sessions are private, so that patient and counselor can work through personal issues related to the individual’s recovery needs. This allows the two to develop a personalized, problem-solving approach, with the patient benefiting from the counselor’s outside, educated, and experienced perspective. Identifying choices and coming up with solutions to avoid relapse are the primary focus of sessions.
Group therapy involves a group of patients in a therapy session facilitated by a group counselor. These sessions provide unique opportunities for growth and education, and can often provide key breakthroughs for recovery progress. Group members share experiences, personal issues, and give and receive feedback and support. The range of perspectives and multitude of recovery examples provided in these groups give patients recovery tools they would not be likely to obtain in other ways.
Family sessions at Champaign Treatment Center involve the patient, the counselor, and one or more of the patient’s support system, such as friends, family, or significant others. These joint sessions allow counselors to address communication issues between loved ones, set boundaries and expectations, and guide them as they rebuild trust. This is also a good space to work on making improvements at home to support recovery, and to develop a relapse prevention plan.
At Champaign Treatment Center, we specialize in Medication Assisted Treatment for individuals seeking to overcome and manage their dependence on opiate drugs like fentanyl and heroin. We understand the importance of relieving our patient’s often debilitating withdrawal symptoms and intense drug cravings so that they can engage in the positive recovery work of counseling. The narcotic replacement medication we most often use at Champaign Treatment Center is methadone.
Long term usage of methadone has been proven very safe and helpful to patients in opiate addiction treatment. Even after continuous methadone maintenance dosages of 80 to 120 mg daily for five to seven years in adolescents and ten to fourteen years in adults, studies show no toxicity or damage to any human organ.
Methadone maintenance has been shown to improve survival rates and overall health. One way that it does this is by preventing intravenous drug use, which avoids needle sharing, which can transmit Hepatitis, HIV, and other dangerous blood-borne diseases. Another effect of methadone maintenance is that patients are less likely to engage in criminal activity. Longer-term methadone maintenance is associated with lower rates of crime that short term treatment. In this way, methadone programs can benefit an entire community.
While methadone can block the effects of other opiate drugs, it does not affect alcohol and other drugs, which can still be quite dangerous for the addict in recovery. It is best if patients at Champaign Treatment Center abstain from all forms of substance abuse, as it is easy for an addict to switch to a new drug of choice. Substances will also interfere in positive changes and consistent functioning, which will damage recovery progress through counseling and other important lifestyle changes.
We understand that opiate addiction is a chronic disease that needs respectful, professional, medical treatment, no different than other chronic diseases, such as diabetes and asthma. We deliver the best care to our patients with the utmost professionalism and respect. We are committed to facilitating long term recovery success for each one of our patients.
The qualified, caring staff at Champaign Treatment Center work collaboratively to facilitate patient success. We deliver quality care through customized treatment plans that evolve as patient needs evolve throughout the recovery process.
A few of the individual positions that make up the treatment team at Champaign Treatment Center are:
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