- Opioid Abuse Treatment
Connections provides MAT on an outpatient basis to more than 1,500 people at clinics in Newark, Smyrna, Dover, Harrington and Millsboro. Our treatment program includes individual counseling and group therapy sessions as well as family therapy and intensive outpatient treatment for those who need it.
We offer ambulatory withdrawal and maintenance therapy with methadone or buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone. The drugs are long-acting, so they’re only needed once a day. They also don’t produce the euphoric high that heroin and prescription painkillers do.
Methadone studies have shown that a slow rate of withdrawal from the drug can result in a greater percentage of clients in treatment to achieve abstinence from the drugs they were once abusing. The drug also stops cravings, which is a leading cause of relapse.