My 20 Years with CAP
My wife and I started at CAP in May of 1989. Within the first 7 days of joining the methadone treatment program, we were able to stop using illegal opiates. Having to get up in the morning and drag our asses all the way downtown to medicate seemed really bothersome. However, the evening hours at CAP gave us the option to medicate after work. During the first week or so, before we were on a stable dose, my wife and I evaluated just how much money we had shot up our veins through the years as our habits had grown from $200 weekend binges to daily use. The stunning total was well over $40,000.
After a few months with the clinic we had earned the 3X a week pick up, later a 2X a week, then once a week, then every other week, all of which really helped make treatment more convenient. I have had several counselors during my 20 years with the clinic, and all have been great. Being in treatment with CAP has allowed us to stop wasting remarkable amounts of money on drugs, to keep our jobs and home, and to raise our son who is now 25 years old and doing well. My current counselor Marie has been a tremendous help. I think that the counseling attention is just as important as the medication, an ingredient that many other clinics lack.