Methadone Treatment Services

Opioid Treatment Program

We offer a comprehensive bio psycho-social approach which includes individualized assessment and treatment planning. A multidisciplinary team of qualified health professionals provides our patients with the highest level of methadone treatment services.

  • Substance Abuse Individualized Counseling
  • Orientation to program including HIV and Hepatitis Training
  • Group Counseling
  • Services for Pregnant Women
  • Referrals to Inpatient Treatment or/and Case Management
  • Behavioral Health Services

Substance Abuse Counseling utilizes  Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors and Licensed Social Workers with a scope of practice that includes Chemical Dependency. Our service assists patients in understanding the dynamics of addiction and recovery while increasing the motivation for recovery. Patients are seen on a weekly, or monthly basis depending on the needs of the individual. Our counselors are committed to providing support while the patients are stabilized on an effective dose of methadone.

Orientation Counseling is offered to our methadone patients from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM the last Monday and Tuesday of the month. Each patient will learn about the program as well as the effects of high risk behavior on opportunistic diseases including education on HIV, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis

Services for Pregnant Women with opioid dependency is offered through the Mothers on Methadone Program or (M.O.M.). Methadone Treatment is safe for the baby, keeps mothers free of withdrawal, and gives mothers a chance to take care of themselves. Pregnant women may be admitted to methadone treatment, even with less than one-year history of opiate addiction. Taking methadone during pregnancy can reduce the chance of miscarriage and premature labor. Newborns will have methadone in their bodies, but studies show that they can be weaned with no adverse effects. During pregnancy the patient is placed on the lowest effective dose of methadone and should eliminate or reduce cravings for illicit opiates and will prevent withdrawal. We currently provide referrals to Good Samaritan and University Hospital and work with their High Risk Pregnancy professionals. We also accept referrals from those hospitals as well as private OB GYNs.

 

Contact Info

3020 Vernon Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

  • Unit Secretary
    513-559-2056
  • Methadone Medication Room Nurse
    John Silvani, RN CARN CAS
    513-559-2051 Voice
    513-559-2077 Fax
  • Medical Director
    Dr. Emmett G. Cooper, MD PHD
    513-559-2051

Hours of Operation

  • Counseling Services - 6:15 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Medication Room - 6:15 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Medicating Hours - 6:15 AM to 10:15 AM Mon., Wed., Thur., Fri.
  • Tuesdays - 7:00 AM to 10:15 AM Non-Workers
  • Tuesdays - 6:15 AM to 10:15 AM Workers
  • 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM Saturdays and Holidays when open
  • Closed on Sundays and Most Holidays.