For nearly 10 years, Discovery House Taylorsville has provided Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addicts in Taylorsville, Utah, a mid-sized city 10 miles south of Salt Lake City. It offers treatment plans using methadone and Suboxone and requires clients to participate in group and individual therapy while receiving their medication doses.
Under the Acadia Healthcare umbrella, Discovery House facilities are included among an expansive international group of behavioral health facilities providing chemical dependency and therapeutic support. With its headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, Acadia serves communities across the country and in the UK with inpatient, outpatient and school-based treatment programs.
Treatment and Staff
Discovery House, a national chain of MAT facilities, offers a holistic approach to the treatment of opioid addiction, helping clients improve all aspects of their lives so that they are less vulnerable to addiction. Discovery House Taylorsville’s individual and group therapy helps clients overcome and manage their disease while living in a physically and emotionally healthy way. Additionally, clients work to establish a stable and safe home environment and a purpose-filled life with meaningful daily activities (such as work, school, volunteer work, family relationships and creative endeavors) that foster independence and self-sufficiency. The concept of community is also cultivated, and clients are guided through the steps of developing healthy relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope.
During their assessment, clients and DHT’s treatment team decide which course of MAT they’re best-suited for: methadone or Suboxone. Clients must attend group or individual therapy at least once each week for the first 90 days of treatment. After 90 days, they must attend group or individual therapy at least twice a month for the next six months. After nine months in treatment, they must attend group or individual therapy once a month.
Clients are eligible to apply to receive one take-home dose of medication each week after they’ve had clean drug screens and have attended all required therapy sessions for 90 days. After 120 days, they can apply for two take-homes and after 180 days, three.
Therapy uses CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help clients develop coping skills and handle triggers and other recovery issues. Group topics include Recovery Maintenance, Managing Medication and Handling Stress and Anxiety. Group and individual therapy is led by addiction counselors with Utah’s SUDC credential. The treatment team also includes physicians and nurses.
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. Clients are encouraged to attend peer support meetings while in treatment, and DHT helps clients locate NA meetings that work for their location and schedule.
DHT hopes that 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.
All Discovery House locations pride themselves on helping each client meet their individual needs. To that end, counselors spend significant time with each client creating customized aftercare plans. DHT’s nearby affiliated clinic, Discovery House Salt Lake City, provides DUI classes and a weekly family education group.
Discovery House Taylorsville has been providing residents of Taylorsville, Utah with MAT for opioid addiction for nearly a decade. Through its many therapy groups and individual counseling options, it goes beyond the clinical requirements to create a supportive atmosphere that enables clients to take charge of their recovery.
Discovery House Taylorsville
5983 South Redwood Rd
Taylorsville, UT 84123
Discovery House Taylorsville Outpatient Cost: Methadone: $360-500 (30 days). Prices includes medication and therapy. Reach Discovery House Taylorsville by phone at (801) 293-9999. Find Discovery House on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
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