Often times, new methadone treatment clients experience a renewed sense of hope and vigor. The prospect of no longer feeling sick, or having to spend hours looking for opiates, brings incredible relief. Most clients familiarize themselves with the requirements of treatment and then follow the program as is prescribed. And particularly so if their home clinic is professional, organized, and takes an active role in interacting with their clients on a regular basis.
However, human nature tends to look for the path of least resistance, "the easy way". This sometimes results in a client beginning to skip individual or group counseling sessions. Or in other cases, procrastinating on completion of their Medicaid renewal forms which results in the sudden termination of Medicaid payments for their methadone treatment. For some clients, old bad habits are hard to break, and they can ease back into complacency & put off important things once the ...read more