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ABOUT WORKIT CLINIC
Offering two locations in Mich., in the communities of Canton and Ypsilanti, Workit Clinic specializes in treating individuals struggling with opioid dependency through medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and regular online support. Ambulatory detoxification (outpatient-based detox) is provided through the MAT regimen. According to the facility’s website, Workit Clinic will soon operate two more facilities in the communities of Monroe and Sterling Heights.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, clients first participate in an online assessment and intake questionnaire. Once accepted, clients then receive directions to undergo a drug test at least three days before an in-person visit to the clinic. Once the client receives the results, the individual meets with a physician on-site for a medical examination. To accurately determine the needs of the client, Workit Clinic strongly encourages for individuals to begin the withdrawal process as much as possible, at least abstaining for 12 hours.
Through the information gathered through the intake process, clinicians can prescribe a recommended dosage of Suboxone, an evidence-based medication proven-effective inand minimizing the discomfort of withdrawal. Unique to Workit Clinic, the facility administers much of programming online. Along with a regular dosage, which is prescribed directly to the pharmacy, clients participate in weekly one-on-one telemedicine consultation with a clinic physician.
Through these weekly teleconferences, clinicians are able to monitor the individual’s medical needs and treatment progress. In addition, clinicians create personalized treatment plans through an online platform. These individualized treatment plans include specialized recovery tools and styles deemed most beneficial to the client, why may involve recovery literature, assignment work, and other forms of recovery support. Clients also have 24/7 access to counselors and peer specialists for one-on-one teletherapy sessions. A free online curriculum is.
As the client progresses through treatment, physicians may encourage clients to slowly “taper off” the medication regimen. Through the weekly online consultations with the physician, clinicians coordinate with the individual to continually monitor and manage the dosage amount until the MAT is complete. The length of the program is determined by individual needs and progress.
Workit Clinic employs a team of physicians experienced in addiction medicine, licensed substance abuse counselors, social workers, and peer specialists.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The sole alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, G.Z., praised the facility, offering a perfect five out of five-star rating for the facility’s overall effectiveness. “Great place to start getting well,” they wrote. “Super friendly staff and counselors.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The one employee polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing also praised the facility, awarding perfect five-star ratings for the availability of staff members, the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, and the facility’s discharge planning. “Workit Clinic provides the utmost quality in care for an affordable cost from the privacy of your home,” the employee wrote. The employee also felt the first-hand experience of many employees in recovery helped to give employees an empathetic perspective.
Workit Clinic’s medication-assisted treatment and recovery platform costs $75 per week.