First step towards recovery

Congratulations on Deciding to Take the First Step Towards Recovery.

Here at AMS of Delaware (AMSDE), our focus is on assisting you through the recovery process. Our highly trained and compassionate staff will develop a results-based, individualized treatment plan based on your addiction history and specific needs.

Visits at AMSDE can be by appointment or walk-in. To be admitted for opioid treatment services, you must be at least 18 years of age and have at least one year of opioid use disorder. Before beginning treatment at one of our outpatient facilities, you must complete our Intake Process.

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The intake process is a clinical assessment that determines whether you are a good candidate for opioid treatment services at AMSDE. A team of trained and qualified staff, including a counselor, nurse, and physician, will gather health information and any related history with past and present drug use.

Along with this assessment, patients will have their vital signs measured by a nurse and evaluated by a physician. The entire process can take from two to four hours.

Patients who transfer into the program will need to go through the same admission procedures as new admissions. Any take-home privileges given at a previous program will be verified, and documentation obtained must meet program guidelines for approval by the Medical Director.


Items that will need at intake include:

  • Valid photo ID

  • List of medications you are taking and Intake

  • Treatment fees

  • Insurance card (if applicable)

Opiate Treatment Services

The choice of medication is based on a mutual decision between the patient and the physician. At AMS of Delaware, LLC, we utilize FDA-approved medications.

Medically Managed Detoxification

Individuals early in their addiction who desire to be safely detoxed from addictive substances can do so comfortably under the supervision of trained medical personnel while receiving supportive counseling focused on “becoming healthy.”


Substance use disorder is a chronic disease process that can and often does cause permanent alterations of brain chemistry, requiring maintenance medications that AMS of Delaware, LLC provides in addition to cognitive, behavioral, and motivational enhancement counseling. Maintenance medications include methadone and buprenorphine products.

Maintenance to Abstinence

Our Maintenance to Abstinence Program’s goal is to facilitate an individual’s passage through medication-assisted treatment to abstinence. AMS of Delaware, LLC professional staff will work with a patient to initiate opiate treatment services to stabilize and then work through Medically Supervised Detoxification with an ultimate goal of total abstinence from all illicit substances and opioid medications. The Maintenance to Abstinence Program is a comprehensive, long-term (approximately two years in length) treatment program, offering a realistic approach with an innovative level of care in the medication-assisted treatment continuum of care.

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