The Division of Substance Abuse contracts with Project Reality to provide methadone maintenance treatment for Utah County. Project Reality, a non-profit agency founded in 1971, offers a variety of services designed to provide comprehensive, therapeutic treatment to patients with substance abuse problems.
Methadone is a synthetic opiate used in the treatment of opioid dependent
At Project Reality, substance abuse is viewed as a chronic disease with complex biological, psychological, and social components. Project Reality has five major goals for its patients which include:
Daily methadone and other specialized drug treatments are fully monitored. These treatments, along with a broad array of psychological and social services and the patients commitment to success, are how the five goals are met.
All admissions to Project Reality are voluntary and confidential. To qualify for services, individuals must first complete an admissions screening process. Individuals may be screened by telephone, or through agency referral. The screening process allows us to collect important information and make sure Project Reality is right for the individual. After the screening comes the intake process. It takes about two hours and includes:
Fees are set on a sliding scale and funding assistance may be available. A "Self Pay" option is also available. Project Reality accepts Medicaid and other private insurance.
The goal of methadone maintenance is total rehabilitation of the patient. Eventual withdrawal from the use of all drugs including methadone is an appropriate plan. Detoxification from methadone comes after stability of dose, elimination of illicit use, lifestyle changes, and therapy. Most importantly, detox will be professionally monitored to ensure successful treatment.
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