Stabilization occurs generally during weeks two – eight. During this phase protocol includes:

  • Meeting with program physician no less frequently than twice a month to ensure proper dose and stabilization
  • Attending individual and/or group sessions at a frequency and level of care consistent with medical necessity.
  • Providing toxicological sample weekly
  • Moving to maintenance phase once stabilized and shows evidence of cessation of illicit opioid use for a period of two or more weeks, but usually no sooner than eight weeks into treatment.
  • Stabilization is characterized by no withdrawal symptoms, minimal side effects, no uncontrollable cravings.

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