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Services

Methadone Maintenance

Methadone maintenance therapy is the most widely known and wellresearched treatment for opioid dependency. The maintenance phase can be used as a long/short term therapy until the patient demonstrates the qualities required for successful detoxification.

Detoxification Treatment

Detoxification is indicated when a patient demonstrates consistent, long-term abstinence and possesses adequate supportive resources (e.g., productive use of time, a stable home life). Gradual detoxification tends to be more successful than a sudden dose discontinuation. For these reasons, detoxification must be undertaken on a case-by-case basis.

Case Management

Case management will enhance the scope of addictions treatment and the recovery continuum. Two reasons why case management is effective as an adjunct to substance abuse treatment. First, retention in treatment is associated with better outcomes, and a principal goal of case management is to keep clients engaged in treatment and moving toward recovery. Second, treatment may be more likely to succeed when a client's other problems are addressed concurrently with substance abuse. Case management focuses on the whole individual.

Support for Change

Permanent changes are necessary for recovery. CHAMP clinics counselors help patients with changes pertinent to recovery in several stages. It starts with planning the change, implementing the change, monitoring, reminding patients of the change, and assessment forcused on the patient's readiness to reintegrate into the community.

Emotional Support

Change at times can be challenging, CHAMP Clinic adopts both scheduled and open door policy. Our counselors are available to help opiate depenent patients through recovery.

Vocational Planning

Experienced councelors are equipped with proper govenment and community resources; and provide proper referals to help opiate dependent patients take action & achieve their goals.

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Locations

Honolulu

173 S. Kukui St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
808-426-4515

Mon - Fri:

Clinic Hours: 5:30am-01:30pm
Dispensing Hours: 5:30am-11:30am

Sat:

Clinic Hours: 7:00am-12:00pm
Dispensing Hours: 7:00am-11:00am

CHAMP Clinic Honolulu 808-426-4515

Maui

270 Waiehu Beach Rd, Suite 115
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
808-249-8784

Mon - Fri:

Clinic Hours: 7:00am-11:00am
Dispensing Hours: 7:00am-11:00am

Sat:

Clinic Hours: 7:00am-11:00am
Dispensing Hours: 7:00am-11:00am

CHAMP Clinic Maui 808-249-8784

Methadone

Methadone is a medication used to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates.

What is Methadone?

Methadone has been used for decades to treat people who are addicted to heroin and narcotic pain medicines. When taken as prescribed, it is safe and effective. It allows people to recover from their addiction and to reclaim active and meaningful lives. For optimal results, patients should also participate in a comprehensive medication-assisted treatment program that includes counseling and social support.
SAMSHA, 2016

How Does Methadone Work?

Methadone works by changing how the brain and nervous system respond to pain. It lessens the painful symptoms of opiate withdrawal and blocks the euphoric effects of opiate drugs such as heroin, morphine, and codeine, as well as semi-synthetic opioids like oxycodone and hydrocodone. Goals of therapy are to prevent abstinence syndrome, reduce narcotic cravings and block the euphoric effects of illicit opioid use

Methadone Therapy for Opioid Dependence

Opiate dependent patients group tends to be poorly understood and underserved. Methadone maintenance therapy is the most widely known and wellresearched treatment for opioid dependency. Goals of therapy are to prevent abstinence syndrome, reduce narcotic cravings and block the euphoric effects of illicit opioid use. In the first phase of methadone treatment, appropriately selected patients are tapered to adequate steady-state dosing. Once they are stabilized on a satisfactory dosage, it is often possible to address their other chronic medical and psychiatric conditions. The maintenance phase can be used as a long/short term therapy until the patient demonstrates the qualities required for successful detoxification. Patients who abuse narcotics have an increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus infection, hepatitis, tuberculosis, over dosing and other conditions contributing to increased morbidity and mortality.

Frequency of Treatment

CHAMP's service stance is harm reduction, with the eventual goal of abstinence from the use of heroin or other opiates.

Methadone Dosing

When patients consent to treatment they will first come to CHAMP clinic daily for their methadone dose. In time they can earn take-home doses.

Counseling & Support

To enhance the scope of addictions treatment and the recovery continuum. CHAMP Clinic case managers adopt both scheduled and open door policy. Opiate dependent patients can see their case managers as scheduled and as needed to address the patients concerns.

Program Fees

CHAMP clinics accepts various payer sources including private insurance sponsoring substance abuse treatment centers outpatient rehabilitation, private pay and various charitable organizations sponsoring the treatment. Ask your health care provider if your plan covers Methadone Outpatient treatement.
If you are a resident of the State of Hawaii and have no health coverage, you can contact Hawaii Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division at 1-877-628-5076 for elegibility.

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About Us

CHAMP's primary mission is the reduction of the harm and restoration of life functioning for opiate abusing and opiate dependent adults by the provision of substance abuse treatment through methadone maintenance and methadone detox and support services for substance abusing adults and their families.

CHAMP Strategic Plan Goals

FY2015-2017

CHAMP Clinics Program Outreach

CHAMP clinics Honolulu and Maui take every effort to reach the community in different sectors and media. These outreach areas provide constant referral sources to the clinics. Both clinics are registered with national methadone registry, major online search engines, local hospitals & clinics, local shelters, community centers, and various social services providers. In addition, CHAMP Clinics representatives conduct various presentations in various events. The local outreach for CHAMP clinics are listed next.

CHAMP Clinic Honolulu Local Outreach

The local outreach for CHAMP Clinic Honolulu to name a few includes:

CHAMP Clinic Maui Local Outreach

The Island of Maui is the 2nd largest Island in population and area in the Islands of Hawaii. CHAMP Clinic of Maui deploys several local resources to reach the community. The following are notable outreach local resources:

 

Resources

To find out more about substance abuse medication and counseling treatment, check out the following links:

  • Methadone: in medication-assisted treatment by SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  • DrugAbuse.gov: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). As the lead federal agency devoted to research on the health effects of drug use, NIDA's mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
  • drugfree.org: Provides support and guidance to families struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use.
  • Facilities locator in the US: Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
  • MED-QUEST DIVISION (MQD): HEALTH INSURANCE & LONG-TERM CARE FOR LOW-INCOME ADULTS AND FAMILIES. The State of Hawaii Med-QUEST Division (MQD) provides eligible low-income adults and children access to health and medical coverage through managed care plans.
  • Guide to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: facts for families and friends by the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services, SAMHSA.
  • Treating opiate addiction: The Family Health Guide - Treating opiate addiction, Part I: Detoxification and maintenance by Harvard Medical School, April 2015
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