Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center opened its doors two years ago and provides Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addicts using Suboxone, Subutex and methadone. It requires clients to participate in group and individual therapy while receiving their medication doses to foster a rounded recovery experience that addresses the physical, emotional and mental aspects of addiction and recovery.
Ann Arbor is a large city in the South-Eastern corner of the state and home to the University of Michigan. The clinic is located in the Dartmoor neighborhood, just off the I-94. Ann Arbor CTC is a member of the Acadia treatment network, which operates an international group of outpatient and residential facilities throughout the United States and United Kingdom.
Treatment and Staff
After clients are assessed, they and the treatment team determine which course of MAT best suits their needs—methadone, Suboxone or Subutex. Clients then receive a dosing schedule which includes a plan for applying for take-home doses once they have successfully participated in treatment for at least 90 days.
Michigan has adopted a state-wide protocol for treating opioid addicts that entails group and individual therapy at least once a week for the first month of treatment, once a month for two months after that and monthly for the following year. However, Ann Arbor CTC’s treatment team many decide that a client requires therapy more often depending upon acuity.
Ann Arbor’s treatment team is made up of physicians, nurses and Master’s-level therapists including LPCs and MSWs. Counselors often use CBT , Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and the Living in Balance curriculum in group therapy to explore mental health and addiction, handling triggers and relapse prevention. Gender-specific groups are often available, as well. Counselors address co-occurring disorders in individual and group therapy but refer clients in need of comprehensive dual diagnosis support to nearby mental health clinics. Ann Arbor encourages clients to attend NA or other peer support meetings in the community.
Ann Arbor CTC hopes that all of its clients will eventually not need MAT, and it works with them to create a treatment plan that culminates in tapering. However, clients are not pressured to taper on any set time-line.
Ann Arbor CTC also holds a regular mom’s group for clients to process parenting issues and provides mindfulness classes for all of its clients. Many clients are eligible for subsidized treatment through Michigan’s county initiatives to beat opioid addiction. To qualify for this, clients should get a referral to Ann Arbor CTC from their county behavioral health agency.
Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center is combatting Michigan’s opioid addiction epidemic through a combination of medication, evidence-based therapy and experimental treatments including teaching mindfulness techniques. Its experienced clinical staff and variety of supportive groups help clients learn coping skills and create community while receiving closely-supervised MAT.
Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center
522 S. Maple Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center Outpatient Cost: Insurance and Medicaid; Self-pay $450-720 (30 days). Reach Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center at (734) 585-7970. Find Ann Arbor Comprehensive Treatment Center on Facebook
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