Frequently Asked Treatment Questions
Addiction treatment can be an overwhelming journey with a lot of uncertainty when getting started.
At Opiate Treatment Centers of America, we want to make the process as simple and inviting as possible. We understand that you have questions, and we encourage you to educate yourself on the process of addiction rehabilitation and your options.
Here we explore a few of our frequently asked questions. If you have any further questions we invite you to call one of our addiction specialists who are waiting to speak to you. You can also find these questions and more on our FAQ page.
What helps people stay in treatment?
People need to be motivated to change. That helps people stay in treatment long enough to benefit. Strong social support from family and friends is incredibly helpful.
What is the goal of treatment?
The overall goal of treatment is to end the abuse or misuse of opioids and to help patients manage their condition in a way that helps restore them to a healthy, productive and happy life.
How long does it take to get clean?
Each person’s case is different, and the doctor who treats your opioid dependence will work with you to create a treatment plan that fits your specific needs.
How is OTCOA’s combinatorial pharmacogenetic testing different than other treatment method?
Our treatment method analyzes the way your specific system metabolizes over 140 different drugs throughout multiple pathways. With this process we are better able to understand which medications and what dosages will be most beneficial for your individualized treatment. This eliminates the guesswork in prescribing medications, including psychiatric medications, which may be indicated for management of co-occurring mental health conditions, such as anxiety or depression. Research shows that effective management of co-occurring mental health conditions is imperative to effective management of addiction.
We are currently the only treatment providers in the world utilizing this technology.
Our outpatient treatment also incorporates physical therapy and chemical dependency counseling to address every affected avenue of dependence.