Opioid Maintenance Therapy (OMT)

The Opioid Maintenance Therapy (OMT) Programs offer culturally sensitive rehabilitation services and methadone to persons dependent on opiates through distinct program units in Chicago and Stone Park, Illinois.  Each unit employs specific treatment approaches dependent on the population served.  All OMT programs are staffed by certified Methadone counselors who meet the requirements of DASA 2060.309, sections a1-a5, as CADCs.  Methadone is dispensed by Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and supervised by RNs under DEA and SAMHSA guidelines. The agency’s fully licensed OMT program services comply with the following governmental agencies, departments, and associations: Drug Enforcement Administration; Illinois Department of Human Services-Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Both OMT programs (Chicago and Stone Park) received a 3-year accreditation award from CARF International through December 31, 2019.  Services include methadone treatment,  individualized assessment and treatment planning; acute psychiatric intervention in crises; medication management, treatment, and follow up; training in the appropriate use of medications; monitoring and evaluation by a Board Certified Physician; individual and group counseling; support groups; case management; support in obtaining public entitlement program benefits; advocacy; home and hospital visits; and support services referral.  Program counselors also provide aftercare for persons detoxed from outpatient methadone treatment.

Three opioid maintenance programs address the needs of individuals within the general population who are experiencing heroin addiction problems.  The OMT-Private Program offers Methadone treatment for participants who pay with private funds. The OMT-SUPR Program provides services to individuals requiring Illinois Department of Human Services, Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPR) subsidized treatment.  The Methadone Treatment Program in Stone Park, Illinois offers similar treatment services to both subsidized-payment clients and private pay program participants.