Segue Clinic helps restore hope, healing and health to people fighting opioid addiction.
What we know is true
Addiction treatment works best when it engages the body, mind and spirit.
Patients treated with compassion and respect are more likely to succeed in their recovery.
Addiction is a chronic disease – but it can be controlled by encouraging change and promoting recovery.
Successful treatment requires both medical management and counselling.
How We Do it
There are four phases in the treatment plan. Each patient is unique and your program length will be customized for you.
Phase ONE: START
At your first meeting, we will assess your level of opioid addiction and need for treatment. When you begin your program, we’ll help you to transition from using a street opioid drug (oxycontin, percocet, hydromorph contin, codeine, heroin etc.) to either suboxone or methadone.
Phase TWO: STABLIZATION
You’ll have weekly appointments and drug tests during the stabilization period. You’ll receive regular counselling and meet with your Segue Clinic physician as often as needed until you are medically stabilized.
Phase THREE: MAINTENANCE
During the maintenance phase, we’ll help you focus on continued participation in counselling, show you how to prevent a relapse and continue your sobriety from all illicit substances. Some people choose to continue with occasional use and if that’s your choice, we’ll work with you on a harm-reduction approach.
Phase FOUR: RECOVERY
In the recovery stage, you’ll become part of a new community with the skills and strength to prevent a relapse. The medication you’ll be taking will be gradually decreased over a period of several months. After the medication is stopped, we’ll encourage and help you to continue to participate in a recovery group.
95% of people are assessed within 24 hours for eligibility into our programs. New patients are started on medication that same day.
Flexible hours (evening and Saturday mornings) ensure easily access our programs.
94% are connected with high-quality medical and psychosocial services such as CASON and QUEST CHC.
The majority of our patients not only stop using opiates but markedly decreased their use of other drugs including alcohol.
Once stabilized and abstinent, 90% had improved housing and 80% get better jobs. Almost all the patients in remission or recovery report an improvement in social and family relationships.
We can advocate for you if there is a drug related crime. Drug courts look favorably on participants who are abstinent and in programs. We also work with agencies such as Family and Children's Services (FACS). Families can remain together when abstinence is demonstrated and people in need are supported.