This specialized program is designed for those addicted to opiate drugs such as Oxycontin, Morphine, Heroin and similar drugs. The Opiate Treatment Program uses Buprenorphine for patients meeting admission criteria and begins with an initial outpatient assessment, followed by a 23-hour in-hospital observation and medication induction at Summa St. Thomas Hospital. This is followed by ongoing medication management, an average of 16 intensive outpatient sessions over four weeks and a minimum of six to 12 weeks of weekly outpatient group therapy.
There are specific admission and continued stay requirements, including family involvement, 12-step program attendance, medication compliance and random drug screens.
For more information, call 330.379.9841 in Akron or 330.491.9215 in Canton.