Phases of Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Induction Phase
We start your program by giving you the first dose of methadone or buprenorphine at your treatment center. Depending on which medication we use, we may start you on a larger dose right away, or we may choose to increase your dose over a longer period of time. However, our medical providers will always work with you to make these decisions.
- Stabilization Phase
As you continue to receive your medication every day from your treatment center, you will experience fewer cravings and a lessening of withdrawal symptoms over time. Finding relief from these physical side effects will help you feel more stable in recovery and allow you to engage in counseling and support services and get to the root of your opioid use.
- Maintenance Phase
As you work with your treatment team to achieve a therapeutic medication dose and attend counseling sessions, the vision of living a healthier, hopeful lifestyle is attainable.