Medication-Assisted treatment (MAT)

Just as a nicotine patch is an effective solution to slowly and safely reduce dependency on the addictive chemicals in cigarettes, there are a number of FDA-approved medical therapies available to reduce–and eliminate–chemical dependency on opioids. Medications such as Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Naltrexone work to normalize brain chemistry by reducing psychological cravings, reducing withdrawal symptoms, and by blocking the euphoric effects of illicit opioid use. MAT allows patients to stabilize their lives, enabling you to return to work, school, families and communities.

Every person's path to recovery is unique. This is why we offer a number of FDA-approved medications to treat substance use disorder. Our trained medical and behavioral staff will determine which medication will be most effective for your particular needs. For more detailed information regarding MAT, including types of medications and research studies, please visit our resources page.

First visit 

Your first visit with us will be your most important. You have recognized that you have a substance use disorder and that you need help. You have taken a courageous first step towards recovery. Well done!

Anybody seeking treatment is welcome to stop into the office during business hours. Please bring with you identification and proof of insurance. Care Managers are available to help with the application process and will schedule you for an intake appointment with an NDTS counselor.  

while in Treatment

For many, recovery is a years' long process that requires focus and dedication. The return to physical, mental, and financial health takes work, and NDTS is here to help, but only you have the power to make lasting and positive changes.

The NDTS program requires new patients to attend individual and group counseling sessions, undergo regular drug-use screens, and meet financial obligations. Accepting and meeting responsibilities is a critical key to the recovery process. If you are able to comply with the program requirements, you will be more capable of managing everyday responsibilities (such as familial, social, or professional obligations) outside the program.