Yes, the medication is highly monitored by our medical staff to ensure that you are receiving a safe dosage. When used under medical supervision as a part of a treatment program, methadone and buprenorphine can safely be taken without any damaging side effects. In addition, at the correct dose, there is no impairment to mental function or your ability to perform daily activities.
The duration of treatment varies for each patient. Treatment at AMS of Delaware is individualized & based on the unique needs and goals of each patient. Research has shown that patients who stay in treatment for a year or more experience greater success in long-term recovery than those who stay in treatment for less than a year. Should you choose to leave treatment, our staff will develop a discharge plan to help you be successful after treatment.
AMS of Delaware accepts cash payments, all major credit cards, MD Medicaid, and VA Benefits. (we do not accept money orders).
Opioid treatment services (methadone maintenance) costs $18.00 per day. Buprenorphine products and Vivitrol cost varies by dose.
AMS of Delaware accepts MD Medicaid and VA benefits. Although we do not accept private insurance at this time, we do offer assistance to our patients in their efforts to gain private insurance provides reimbursement for self-paid treatment fees.
The primary goal of opiate treatment services is to relieve the individual of withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. We strive to make you as comfortable as possible and medically safe.
Substance use disorder treatment does work. AMS of Delaware utilizes evidence-based interventions that have been proven over time in controlled scientific studies.
AMSDE is licensed by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the DEA. AMSDE also is accredited by CARF.
Patients must come in for treatment every day at the beginning of their program to become stabilized on a medication dose and decrease the risk of relapse. Take-home medication may be earned as the patient follows the policies and procedures of the program and meets other regulatory criteria such as time in treatment and favorable drug screens.
No, AMS of Delaware is a comprehensive outpatient treatment provider. We treat all substance use disorders.
If you have become addicted to pain medication, AMS of Delaware will work with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan in conjunction with your current treating physician. We have a number of program tracks that can help you regain control of your life. Available tracks are; medically supervised withdrawal, maintenance, maintenance to abstinence, as well as abstinence-based outpatient treatment. We will work with you to determine the best treatment for you based on your history and current situation.
Counseling is required while receiving treatment at AMS. It is both an integral part of any comprehensive treatment plan and a state regulatory requirement for those seeking medication-assisted treatment. AMS of Delaware firmly believes that counseling is an essential aspect of recovery, and our professional counseling staff works to help patients overcome the underlying causes of addiction while learning new tools and coping mechanisms necessary for long-term recovery. Counseling is individualized based on patient needs and various state regulations/requirements.
All of our treatment programs are accredited by CARF, an assurance that you will receive quality treatment in a safe facility. Patient privacy is regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, otherwise known as HIPAA. AMSDE adheres to all HIPAA regulations. Substance use disorder treatment records are also governed by federal regulations 42 CFR Part 2.
Methadone and buprenorphine are known to interact with some medications, so you should always speak with your doctor or counselor about any medications you are currently taking.
AMS of Delaware provides coordinated care for expectant mothers, working with your obstetrician or other prenatal care providers to ensure your health and the health of your baby are considered in your treatment plan. Methadone and buprenorphine have been proven to be safe for you and your baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Careful monitoring of the dosage is important during pregnancy, and your newborn should be watched closely in the days following its birth. Contact AMSDE for more information.
When beginning treatment, the immediate priority is to address the withdrawals and cravings that so often cause relapse. As you stabilize on your medication, you can look to begin improving your overall health and well-being. This is the time when you can begin to focus on nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Healthy foods and plenty of water are the building blocks of the recovery process the body is going through. Exercise is one way to encourage the natural production and release of hormones which help improve mood and concentration, while sleep offers the body the time it needs to revive and repair the damage caused by drug and alcohol use.