Do People Ever Get Off Methadone or Buprenorphine?

Many people come to treatment wanting a rapid detox and miracle cure. But they find that recovery is a not a quick fix. Listen in on why these members stayed in the program beyond the initial stabilization stage.

Discussion Guide:

How long did you expect to stay in treatment?

What are the gains you have made in your overall life functioning with maintenance treatment?

It takes time to make sustainable changes. What changes have been the most difficult for you to make?

What needs to be in place to indicate that you are ready to work toward discharge?

What are your fears of leaving treatment?

Supplemental Chart:  Extended abstinence is predictive of sustained recovery: After 5 years, If You Are Sober, You Will Probably Stay That Way

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