Every summer we get at least one or two phone calls a week from people who are going on vacation and have to find a place for their Methadone treatment. Seriously? The same can be said for Suboxone. Both of these forms of “treatment” are costly and are just another dependency. In fact, they’re called “replacement therapy” which is appropriately named since patients are replacing heroin and other opioids with these.
We’ve had many clients who have used these forms of treatment and finally realized the trap they were in with them. Likewise most, if not all, said that they reached a point where they couldn’t afford the “treatment” any longer so they went back to using heroin. Now with the government’s attention on the opioid addiction these centers will flourish and probably with government (our) money.
If you or someone you know in this trap or heading toward it there is a better answer. It’s not a short-term medical detox or the big box rehabs where patients go from one 12- step meeting to another. It’s Bayshore Retreat where we sweat the toxins out, replenish the nutrients the body has lost and work with clients through quality counseling to restore confidence and self-esteem.
Clients bring their cell phone and laptop and are able to stay in touch with family and work. We allow this because many times it helps us identify some of the stress factors the clients endure and address it with them.
There is a better way to beat addiction and we have it. Bayshore Retreat’s small home environment is different and it makes a difference.