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Frequently Asked Questions

What to Know About Your Stay in Addiction Treatment

There is no one specific medication that will be perfect for every patient during Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT). In some programs, methadone is used to control withdrawal symptoms. However, we do not use methadone for addiction treatment because it is an opioid and can be as addictive as heroin.

We use another medication called Suboxone and other non-Suboxone options in our Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs to ensure our patients are getting the addiction treatment they need. Additionally, we strive only to administer medication if necessary.

Depending on the kind of addiction treatment, people will have different experiences. At Pathways Recovery, we offer Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT). In Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT), the client will come to our facility and be monitored by our medical team for withdrawal symptoms. The medical team will assess each patient’s condition and prescribe medication if needed to help control withdrawal symptoms.
Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) is widely considered to be one of the safest ways to go through the addiction treatment process.

It is usually recommended that patients continue their usual prescription medications during addiction treatment. If there are any concerns or issues with the medication during addiction treatment, our medical team will be available to assist with changes as necessary. We do ask individuals to bring their prescription medications with them to addiction treatment treatment, but they must be in their original containers. The containers must be labeled with the prescribing physician’s contact information, medication name, dosage, and dosage instructions. Any medications brought to addiction treatment without this information on the container will be considered to be illicit drugs and destroyed on site.

Yes, most insurance plans have coverage for addiction treatment. To determine how much of your stay with Pathways Recovery will be covered by your health insurance, the first step would be to contact us to perform a verification of benefits (VOB). While we don’t accept Medicare or Medicaid, your private health insurance policy can cover a large percentage of the costs related to your addiction treatment. When you contact Pathways Recovery have your insurance membership information available, and we will be happy to run a VOB to determine how much of your addiction treatment will be covered by your insurance.

While it can be difficult to discuss with your employer (or anyone), most employers provide for a family medical leave which you can use during your addiction treatment. Contact your employer’s human resources department to begin this conversation, but do not let it be the reason you avoid getting the addiction treatment you need. Pathways Recovery can support you during your stay with us by providing you with any employer required information you might need to start your recovery.